Irish Colcannon, new healthy veggies, sky's brightest star

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 8, 2018

robin singing

It is the first mild day of March:
Each minute sweeter than before 
The redbreast sings from the tall larch
That stands beside our door

William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Thursday, March 8, 2018
67th day of the year

Kathy Ireland (model & actress) was born on this day in 1963.
Victor Manuel Blanco (astronomer who helped build the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile) died on this day in 2011.

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New Healthier Veggie Varieties

The Healthiest Vegetables You Can Grow in the Garden!
Be sure to select the most nutrient-dense vegetables to grow in the garden. Not all are created equal! We found vegetable varieties bred specifically for better health, from tomatoes to carrots to zucchini. Bring good taste and good health to your garden and table!
Wine Bottle Lights

Save 30% while supplies last. Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
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Plant Without Tilling!

No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the yearly soil tilling? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can help save your back while boosting your soil’s health. It allows the beneficial organisms in your soil to thrive undisturbed, making it a better place for your plants to grow.
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Explore New England people, places, and food with a 30-day free trial of Yankee Magazine. You will also receive access to a digital library with 77 past issues of Yankee Magazine.
Grow Fruit in Pots

Fruit to Grow in Pots: Best Varieties
Blueberries, cherries, and other small fruit shrubs produce faster in big tubs and pots! Here are some varieties I recommend.
Bright and Sturdy Umbrellas

These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
Sirius, Sky's Brightest Star

What's the Brightest Star in the Sky Tonight?
Who hasn’t heard of the Dog Star, Sirius? It’s the brightest star in the sky. Right now, it’s at its most prominent position of the year, highest up at 7 P.M.—right after darkness falls. And boy, is it easy to find. Plus, you also have a chance to see its pup! Yes, it’s a two-dog night.
Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.
Colcannon Recipe

Bella Cullen's Colcannon

Irish comfort food at its best, Colcannon is a dish that traditionally pairs mashed potatoes with cabbage. Here, we substitute kale for cabbage for a modern twist.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years!