Venus tonight, super steak, hobo packs, garden aches

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 15, 2018

All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
And playing, lovely and watery
And fire green as grass. And nightly under the simple stars
As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
Flying with the ricks, and the horses
Flashing into the dark

–Dylan Thomas (1914–53)

Friday, June 15, 2018
166th day of the year

Courteney Cox (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Hume Cronyn (actor) died on this day in 2003.

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Venus Tonight!

Keep Your Eye on Venus Tonight!
Keep your eye on Venus tonight! Our wonderful Evening Star Apparition is at its best in years. Here’s how to enjoy Venus through the summer! Get started this weekend (June 15–16, 2018), as Venus hovers near the crescent Moon in the beautiful twilight sky.
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. 
Gardener Aches

Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
The smell of Bengay and Icy Hot mixed with bug spray is a sure sign that the gardening season is in full swing. Yes, cases of “gardeners’ back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner’s neck” are going around. Here’s how to avoid the hazards of gardening!
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!
Fun Father's Day Activities

Father's Day on a Full Moon: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day 2019? With the full Moon shining, enjoy camping, fishing, or a night under the stars! See our Father’s Day ideas.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Super Steak Sandwich

Super Steak Sandwich

Serve this satisfying steak sandwich with a fresh green salad. Great for Father’s Day or any summer supper!

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. 
Hobo Packs With Dad

Potato Hobo Packs

Potato Hobo Packs are great for camping and just a fun way to cook (with little clean-up!).

Bee Brand Tote

One side of this cotton bag resembles a vintage seed sack and the other has busy bees.