6 ways to boost harvest, uses of stale bread, Moon's effect

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 22, 2018

thawing ice

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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What To Do With Stale Bread

Household Uses for Stale Bread
There’s a surprising amount of practical, household uses for old, stale bread! Here are a few of our favorites.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Caring for Chickens in Winter

Keeping Chickens Happy in the Snow
Chickens love to go outside during the day, romping in the sun when it’s up. Chickens, do, however hate snow. In northern climates where the snow does fly, this requires a bit of planning on the part of the chicken farmer.
Lilac and Violets Bath Bomb Set

Directions for a luxurious bath: Fill tub. Drop in bath bomb. Allow ingredients to effervesce, releasing essential oils into the water and a delicate scent into the air.
Does the Moon Affect Us?

How Does the Moon Affect Our Bodies?
In mid-February, the Moon returns to the evening sky. This brings up an ancient puzzle: How does the Moon affect us?  This issue often confuses people.
Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.
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Hacks to Boost Harvest

6 Proven Strategies to Boost Garden Harvests
We all dream of a garden brimming with delicious abundance, yet the reality often falls short. But there are some simple techniques that even new gardeners can use to grow bumper harvests. In this short video, we share six proven strategies to boost productivity, turning your garden from average to high-yield in just one season.
Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.
Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower and Brie Soup

Serve this rich soup with bread and a salad to make a complete meal.

Bees Please Water Pitcher

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