Cooling Sun, beneficial bugs, donuts

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 20, 2018

donuts

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist, the hole!
–Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) 

Sunday, May 20, 2018
140th day of the year


Cher (singer & actress) was born on this day in 1946.
Robin Gibb (musician; member of the Bee Gees) died on this day in 2012.


 
Thermometers
 
What Are Beneficial Bugs?

Beneficial Insects in the Garden
Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these good bugs to your garden.
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Glass Sun Catchers

Loads of colors and designs to choose from!
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$5.99-$12.95
 
Growing Blackberries

Blackberries
Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy fruit to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get ready for an abundant harvest, picking every couple of days! Here’s how to grow and harvest blackberries in your backyard.
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Angel Wind Chime

This nicely detailed chime is made from thick, rust-proof aluminum to last!
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$26.95
 
Today's Sun: Too Strange

Solar Minimum Approaching | A Mini Ice Age?
Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so prolonged was the “Little Ice Age,” which happened back in the 1600s. Will Earth experience another cold snap?
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
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$49.95 (save $10)
 
Make Doughnuts!

Sugar 'n' Spice Doughnuts

The sugar ‘n’ spice doughnuts will fill your kitchen with the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg and everything nice.

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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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$14.97
 
What To Do With Newspapers

Reusing Newspapers in the Home and Garden
We subscribe to our local daily newspaper and a couple of Sunday papers, so even though hard times have rendered newspapers a lot thinner than they used to be, the papers tend to build up. Here are a few ways we like to reuse our newspapers around the home and garden!
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Red Mercury Lantern

NEW! Features 10 lights and a 6-hour timer and runs on 2 AA batteries. Buy 2 or more and get $2 off per lantern.
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$11.95