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)

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Household Uses for 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.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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Keeping Chickens Happy in the Snow
Keeping Chickens Happy in the Snow

Chickens love to go outside during the day, romping in the sun when it’s up. Many breeds of chickens, however, are not fond of snow (just like people!). In northern climates where the snow does fly, this requires a bit of planning on the part of the chicken farmer. See tips on keeping chickens...
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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.

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How Does the Moon Affect Our Bodies?
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.
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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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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...
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Bee Brand Tote

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

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Cauliflower and Brie Soup
Cauliflower and Brie Soup

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

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Bees Please Water Pitcher

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

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