Ponytail palm: an easy, forgiving houseplant

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 24, 2018

horse in winter

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep.

—Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

Got Any Twitches and Tics?

Muscle Twitches, Tics, and Jerks
Ever experienced muscle twitches, jerks, or involuntary tics? What causes them? Are they serious? Don’t panic—here’s everything you need to know.
Almanac Metal Shop Sign

Durable as a stop sign, but much better looking! 

Super Bowl Weather

Super Bowl Weather Through the Years
Super Bowl®LII will be played on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While we wait for Game Day, let’s take a look back at past Super Bowl weather!
Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.

Ponytail Palm: Easy Houseplant

Ponytail Palms
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They are very easy to grow, provided you don’t overwater them! Here’s how to grow and care for a ponytail palm in your home.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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5 Veggies to Start in Winter!

5 Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables that you can start growing now, and we demonstrate how to get the best return from these early-season crops.
Woolly Sheep Home Decor Set

Add charm to your shelf or mantel with this fun flock.

What Are the Best Knives?

How to Choose the Best Kitchen Knives to Buy
What’s your best knife? Whether you’re slicing through a tomato, a potato, or a T-bone, good knives are the most important tool in the kitchen. A good knife will last through the next generation with proper care. See our tips on choosing a great knife.
Wall Pail Set

Perfect for dried herbs!