Companion planting, starting seeds, chocolate

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 8, 2018

robin in snow

Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs
.
–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)

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The Best Winter Bird Foods
The Best Winter Bird Foods

During late winter and early spring, when natural seed sources are scarce, give some TLC to the birds. Tom Warren, our Almanac birder, lists some favorite foods of winter birds across North America.
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When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!
When to Start Seeds: Not Too Early!

If you are as eager to get the garden party started as I am, it is hard to refrain from starting them too early. When should you start your seeds indoors?
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Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.

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Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Dessert Recipes

These recipes will please any chocolate lover who—make no mistake—will ALWAYS put chocolate first on their list. Think warm brownie pie, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies, and more lusciousness! Surprise your valentine with one of our delightful chocolate recipes and be prepared to hear...
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)

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The Bank That Broke the Mailman’s Back
The Bank That Broke the Mailman’s Back

In 1916, directors of the Bank of Vernal, Utah, decided that the community ought to have a modern, fireproof bank. They had a plan: A two-story building would be erected on West Main Street; it would measure 70 feet by 97 feet; and it would be made of pressed brick.
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The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.

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