Long weekend weather, fishing days, best bug repellent

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 25, 2018

petals apple blossoms

Sing me a song of idle days,
When rosy and white are the new-blown mays,
And rose and white on the wanton breeze
The petals fall from the apple trees
–Francis W. Bourdillo (1852–1921)

Friday, May 25, 2018
145th day of the year

Mike Myers (actor) was born on this day in 1963.
Charles Nelson Reilly (actor) died on this day in 2007.

Long Weekend Weather

7-Day Weather Forecast
Short-term 7-day forecast for thousands of locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Fresh Eggs from Happy Chickens

Advertise your egg business or decorate your kitchen! Built for fun and built to last. These signs are fully waterproof, UV-resistant, and mounted on heavy-duty aluminum (think street sign durability). These modern, colorful, and fun farm signs are sure to liven up your coop, garden, kitchen, or mud room.
Prizewinning Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Recipe | First Prize 1998

We taste-tested a lot of fried chicken—and this recipe won first prize in our annual Almanac recipe contest! It’s delicious, crispy, and moist.

Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.
Berry Tart

Berry Tart with Crème Anglaise

Our berry tart is simple to make and looks stunning, especially for a patriotic occasion. Start with a tart shell, which you can make or buy.

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. 
Best Fishing This Weekend

Fishing Calendar for 2020
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times from The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac’s fishing calendar. And enjoy some great fishing tips from Almanac anglers!
Feed Sack-Style Couch Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed or farmhouse home.
Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and get relief from itchy bug bites!
Beer Is Proof Wooden Sign

Features a reassuring quote from Benjamin Franklin. Made in the USA with an antique wash finish.