Cucumber beetles, green bean teepee, BBQ ribs

Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 8, 2018

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And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days:
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays
–James Russell Lowell 

Friday, June 8, 2018
159th day of the year

Julianna Margulies (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Anthony Bourdain (chef, writer, and travel show host) died on this day in 2018.

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Support for Pole Beans

How Build a Green Bean Teepee
Bean teepees are easy to make and will provide support for pole beans or even climbing peas. The rounded shape of a teepee makes it sturdy enough to stand up to the wind, so this is a great choice of support if you have an exposed garden.
Wild Berry Blossom Umbrella

Stand out in the rain!
Cucumber Beetle Control

Cucumber Beetles
Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden.
Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.
Get Ready for the Solstice

7 Facts About the June Solstice
This year, the June solstice falls on Friday, June 21. Enjoy seven cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts—and see how many you know!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Maple BBQ Ribs

Ann Herrmann's Maple Barbecue Ribs

Liven up your next barbecue with these Maple Barbecue Ribs. Our readers say it best: “EASY and LOVED by all my guests!”

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. 
Salad Season!

10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
Announcing ten salad recipes that highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy proteins. Enjoy! You’ll turn groans into grins with these exciting—yes, exciting!—salad recipes. 
Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.