Memorial Day forecast, tomato crop rotation, granola bars

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 17, 2018

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"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
–Voltaire (1694–1778)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
137th day of the year

Craig Ferguson (actor & television host) was born on this day in 1962.
Donna Summer (singer; "Queen of Disco") died on this day in 2012.

Memorial Day Forecast

2018 Memorial Day Weather Forecast
Memorial Day weekend is less than two weeks away, which means that summer is just around the corner. It’s about time to break out the barbeque, the sunscreen, and the swimsuit—weather permitting, of course! Read our Memorial Day forecast to find out what kind of weather to expect in your area this holiday weekend.
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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Best Tomato Varieties

How to Choose Tomato Varieties to Grow
How do you choose the best tomato variety for your yard? There are so many wondering kinds of tomatoes! 
Almanac Wooden Sign

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

Crop Rotation Tips for Vegetable Gardens
If you grow your tomatoes in the same garden bed year after year, you will notice an increase in pests and diseases. Break the cycle! Take a moment to learn about the basics of crop rotation. Your plants will thank you with a bigger, healthier harvest.
Grande View Rain Gauge

This decorative, easy-to-read rain gauge in a satin nickle finish helps you conserve water. 
Healthy Granola Bars

Healthy Granola Bars

Our Healthy Granola Bars can be made in the morning and ready to eat by the time the kids get home from school.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Dealing with Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy: Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy Rashes
Poison ivy can cause a nasty rash, so it is important to learn how to identify the plant as well as how to treat poison ivy. There are many home remedies that can be helpful in relieving the itch, but your best bet is to avoid getting it in the first place!
Pigs At Play Indoor/Outdoor Metal Sign

Proudly made on Bainbridge Island, Washington!