Growing raspberries, poison oak, animal tracks

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 11, 2018

ruffled rose petals

Roses smile in their white content,
Roses blush in their crimson bliss,
As the vagrant breezes, wooing them,
Ruffle their petals with careless kiss
.
–Henry Hewlett (1861–1923)

Monday, June 11, 2018
162nd day of the year


Hugh Laurie (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
David Brinkley (reporter and commentator whose NBC broadcasts from 1956-70 helped define and popularize television news in America. Brinkley hosted one of the earliest television news magazines, David Brinkley's Journal, in the early 1960s) died on this day in 2003.


 
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Growing Raspberries

Raspberries
In a small space, raspberries yield a phenomenal quantity of ravishing berries—and they fruit year after year with proper care. Raspberries can be harvested all the way from midsummer through to the first frost. See our tips on how to plant, grow, harvest, and prune raspberries!
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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. 
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$15.99
 
Evergreen Rosemary

Rosemary
Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb with a sweet, resinous flavor. Here’s how to grow your own rosemary plants!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
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$16.95
 
Maple Granola Recipe

Maple Granola

This healthful granola is great with yogurt or eaten straight out of the container!

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Wine Bottle Lights

Save 30% while supplies last. 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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$8.95
 
Poison Oak Versus Ivy

Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell the difference between poison oak and poison ivy, and treat a poison oak rash. 
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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$6.97
 
Animal Tracks

Animal Track Identification
Animal tracks and footprints can tell you what animals are roaming around your backyard or eating your garden vegetables. See our animal track pictures to learn how to identify animal tracks and track animals!
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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