Memorial Day vs Veterans Day, nasturtium, Venus

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, May 28, 2018

poppies

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

–John McCrae (1872–1918)

Monday, May 28, 2018
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Thermometers
 
Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2020
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2020. Learn all about Memorial Day, including the true meaning of this day, how it differs from Veterans Day, and why the red poppy is a traditional symbol—with unexpected origins. 
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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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$12.95
 
This Year's UFO?

Planet Venus: 10 Fun Facts
Discover 10 amazing facts about planet Venus, our neighbor! We call her sister planet, goddess of love, “morning star,” and—apparently—UFO! Read on …
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance!

The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.

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$16.99
 
Growing Nasturtiums

Nasturtium
Nasturtium is a cheerful, easy, quick-growing annual flower!  They’re colorful, edible flowers, and good for kids to plant. They’re also great for companion planting as a fantastic trap crop; the mustard oil they produce is adored by garden pests. After seeding, plants appear in 7 to 10 days. Here’s how to grow your own nasturtiums!
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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.

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$12.95
 
10 Great Sandwiches

10 Great Sandwich Recipes
Our all-time favorite sandwiches will brighten up your lunch with flavorful ingredients. This year, we’ve added several new sandwich recipes which are both easy-to-make and satisfying—including our Vermont Farm Sandwich (are you brave enough?), melty Grilled Cheese, and Turkey Green Apple Panini. Take a look!
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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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$59.95
 
Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Our easy Strawberry Lemonade is loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and zesty tart lemon!

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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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$7.95