Chicken predators, clover lawn, volcanoes

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Monet waterlilies

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

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Protecting Chickens From Predators
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.
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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.

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Volcanoes: How to Measure Volcanic Eruptions
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. 
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Almanac Wooden Sign

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

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Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2018
Sky Map (Star Chart): May 2018
Look up with the May 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky. On this page is both a color sky map and a black and white printable map to bring outside!
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Drawer Liners

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

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Clover Comeback
Clover Comeback
At one time, most yards had at least some white clover growing in them. It was a world before chemicals, and clover was part of seed blends because it improved the soil—and the condition of the lawn. Gardeners are returning to recognizing the benefits of clover in lawn grass...
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Bee Brand Tote

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

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup
Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

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

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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