Tomatoes, song of the thrush, terrific tortellini

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 18, 2018

cricket singing

It is not summer until the crickets sing.
–proverb

 

 
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The Thrush's Magical Song
Bird Sounds: The Thrush

The Thrush's Magical Song
This time of year brings a special treat—the flute-like songs of thrushes. What’s amazing is that the thrush sings a musical series—and this songster can easily sing over 50 distinct songs! Learn more about the magical thrush of the forest.
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Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
A Pet Cricket?

Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
Crickets are fascinating and keeping crickets will teach you a lot about them. They are perfect for children who love insects since they don’t bite. Here are some fun cricket facts—and tips for creating a happy atmosphere for a pet cricket in the home or classroom. 
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Bee Rain Gauge

A metal bee accent adorns the hand-painted stake. Features a durable acrylic rain gauge for easy viewing.

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Tomatoes
Our Tomato Guide

Tomatoes
Our Growing Tomatoes Guide covers everything from planting through harvesting! Tomatoes are not hard to grow; they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so delicious off the vine. Our guide covers all the information you need to grow tomatoes...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener
 
Cabbage Root Maggots
Do You Have Maggots?

Cabbage Root Maggots
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots.
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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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Kat's Tortellini Salad
Terrific Tortellini Salad

Kat's Tortellini Salad

This creative take on pasta salad is quick to prepare and great to have on hand for summer picnics and gatherings.

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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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