Spring forecast, best way to warm soil, keeping chickens

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 12, 2018

path through meadow

There's a path that leads to Nowhere
In a meadow that I know,
Where an inland island rises
And the stream is still and slow

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (1849–87)

Monday, March 12, 2018
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Best Way to Warm Soil

Warming the Soil for Spring Planting
Gardening in regions with a short growing season can be an adventure. There always seems to be another spring snowstorm around the corner! To take advantage of every possible growing day, we need to get our snow melted and garden soil thawed as quickly as possible.  
Farm Sweet Farm Zipper Pouch

Save 43% while supplies last! Handy 9x7-inch zipper pouch bag with a distressed look.

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6 Proven Ways 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.
The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

Pantry Spices That Fight Flu

Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices here and there to help you out!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide

New from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the 2018 Garden Guide will help you to grow greener, cleaner vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, even scent-amentals! 

How to Keep Chickens

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last! Save $10. No promo code needed.