Cucumber beetles, green bean teepee, BBQ ribs

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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 

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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.
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Cucumber Beetles
Cucumber Beetles

Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cucumber beetles in the garden.
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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.

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7 Facts About the June Solstice
7 Facts About the June Solstice

If you ask friends what happens on the summer solstice (this Saturday), they’re likely to say it’s the longest day of the year. But let’s learn something new. Bob Berman lists 7 cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts. See how many you know!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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Maple Barbecue Ribs
Maple Barbecue Ribs

Liven up your next barbecue with our Maple Barbecue Ribs.

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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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10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy

Want a healthy salad that’s also satisfying? Here are 10 salad recipes that are filling and hearty enough to be eaten as a meal but could also be a side dish. These salad recipes highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and proteins.
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