Chicken predators, clover lawn, volcanoes

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Monet waterlilies

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
Claude Monet (1840–1926)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Keeping Chickens Safe

Protecting Chickens From Predators
When I am asked what the most difficult aspect of raising backyard chickens is, without hesitation, I respond, “Keeping them safe from predators.” If you keep chickens long enough, eventually you’ll have a run-in with a predator. Learn more about protecting your chickens.


Take your Garden from Dull to Dazzling

Is your garden suffering from overall dullness? Do you envy your neighbor’s luscious landscape? Would you like to add a bit of bravura to your beds? If so, here are a 5 simple tips to help spice up your garden, patio or landscape.

Volcanic Explosions

Volcanoes: How to Measure Volcanic Eruptions
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) helps us measure volcano activity in order to forecast future eruptions and predict how widely the damage could reach. 
Almanac Wooden Sign

Originally printed in The 1894 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its practical advice is still relevant for people today.

Find Our Largest Constellation

Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2018
Look up with the May 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky.
Drawer Liners

Premium drawer liner sheets with a beautiful designs and delicate fragrance!

Growing a Clover Lawn

Clover Comeback
At one time, most lawns had at least some clover growing in them, with many consisting almost entirely of clover plants. Today, many lawn enthusiasts are trying to limit the use of pesticides and are again turning to clover.
Bee Brand Tote

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

Chilled Rhubarb Soup

Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Our chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup pairs tangy rhubarb and sweet strawberries for a refreshing spring or summer starter. 

The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!