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)

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Keep Your Eye on 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.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Avoid Gardener Aches, Pains, and Injury
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 “gardener’s back” or “weeder’s wrist” or “pruner’s neck” are going around. Here’s how to avoid the hazards of gardening!
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Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!

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Father's Day on the Solstice: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!
Father's Day on the Solstice: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!

Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day this Sunday? This holiday comes on the night of the new Moon! What a perfect time to enjoy stargazing. Plus, it’s the first full day of summertime, bringing more hours of sunshine. Celebrate with these Father’s Day ideas.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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Super Steak Sandwich
Super Steak Sandwich

This Super Steak Sandwich is very easy to prepare and makes for a wonderful summer lunch or dinner.

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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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Potato Hobo Packs
Potato Hobo Packs

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

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Bee Brand Tote

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

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