When to go fishing, rascally raccoons, great recipe
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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours;
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the Moon.
–Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)
Paula Marshall (actress) was born on this day in 1964. Jiroemon Kimura (world's oldest man known, as of June 2013; died at age 116) died on this day in 2013.
When the Whippoorwill Calls
Does the whippoorwill suck goat’s milk? Does it foretell death, marriage, or woe? Can your aching back be cured by its call? Few birds have spun such a crazed web of mythology and myth-information. At the heart of this confusion and misdirection is a medium-size bird, aka goatsucker.
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.
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!
Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday, June 21! This Father’s Day brings: a Full Moon, a great day for fishing, and a visit from the King of Planets, Jupiter. What a night! Find out more about Father’s Day history, 10 amazing recipes for Dad, plus a few great quotes for a Father’s Day card. We’ve got you covered!