Gardening by the Moon, dog age, caramel tart

Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 29, 2018

ode to socks

Maru Mori brought me
a pair
of socks
which she knitted herself
with her sheepherder’s hands,
two socks as soft
as rabbits

–Pablo Neruda, Ode to My Socks (1904–73)

Monday, January 29, 2018
29th day of the year

Sara Gilbert (actress) was born on this day in 1975.
Rod McKuen (poet) died on this day in 2015.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!
Best Days to Garden

Gardening by the Moon Calendar
Our Gardening by the Moon calendar works according to the age-old belief that phases of the Moon affect plant growth. Lunar planting is a longtime Old Farmer’s Almanac tradition. 
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids | Save 50%

Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
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What is Crop Rotation?

How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year.
Horse Wooden Night Light

Fantastic detail and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this three-sided light. Casts a warm glow, too.
Why White for Weddings

Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the history of wedding dresses and how the white wedding dress became so popular.
USA Cutting Board

Crafted from naturally grown bamboo. It’s knife-friendly and durable. Great for chopping and serving.
Caramel Turtle Tart Recipe

Caramel Turtle Tart

This easy tart, inspired by turtle candies, combines caramel, pecans, and chocolate for a rich filling.

Solar Iris Stake

By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light.
Dog Age Converter

Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
How old is your dog in human years? Multiplying your dog’s age by seven is easy, but isn’t very accurate.