Spring forecast, best way to warm soil, keeping chickens

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
71st day of the year

Darryl Strawberry (baseball player) was born on this day in 1962.
Charlie Parker (jazz saxophonist) died on this day in 1955.

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Spring Forecast 2018

2018 Spring Weather Forecast
Winter is nearly over, which means that spring is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year? Get your 2018 Spring Weather Forecast from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!
Farm Sweet Farm Zipper Pouch

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

Warming Your Soil for Spring Planting
Two weeks ago, I had 10 inches of snow in my yard, with more snow predicted. Last year, the daffodils were blooming. So, I set up to experiment with the best way to warm the soil for spring planting! 
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.
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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 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! 
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!
Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last!
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 post of a six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.
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.