Founder's birthday, cakes, companion planting guide

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

seasons

Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything
.

–Edna Frohock (1906–97)

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The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas
The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas
The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on April 24, 1766. He founded The Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1792, when George Washington was president. Here’s a small glimpse into the man and his time. 
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Large Drop Ceramic Bird Feeder

Add vibrant color to outdoor spaces!

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5 Birthday Cake Recipes From Scratch!
5 Birthday Cake Recipes From Scratch!
What makes birthday cakes so magical—both for the young and young at heart? Dedicated and sung over, with icing and candles and secret wishes, birthday cakes have actually been around since ancient times. Here are five birthday cake recipes—each worth a chorus of ooohs and aaahs.
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Cloud 9 Rectangular Pillow

Our charming cotton pillows are the perfect way to refresh a room for the new season!

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Piña Colada Pineapple Rum Cake
Piña Colada Pineapple Rum Cake

A loyal reader claims that this family recipe for Piña Colada Pineapple Rum Cake is “to die for.” The cake serves up a taste of the tropics for any day of the week.

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Alpacas Indoor/Outdoor Metal Sign

Fully waterproof, UV-resistant, and mounted on heavy-duty aluminum like a street sign!

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The Baker's Dozen of Almanac Editors
The Baker's Dozen of Almanac Editors
Get to know the history of The Old Farmer’s Almanac by getting to know its past (and present) editors—all 13 of them! 
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Farm To Fork Table Runner

Made of cotton for easy care!

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