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
The Thrush's Magical Song
June 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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Trimming the lawn by hand is FUN!

Said no one ever! Set aside those old-fashioned grass shears and check out ECHO’s best-selling lawn trimmers during the National Sales Event. Give your yard that well-manicured look in no time.

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Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
Crickets are fascinating, and observing 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 ...
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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
Tomatoes
Our Growing Tomatoes Guide takes you from planting to harvesting! Find out when to plant America’s favorite garden crop, the best way to grow tomatoes, how long it takes a tomato to bear fruit, and what tomatoes need to thrive. We’ll touch on how to transplant, stakes and cages,...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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Cabbage Root 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
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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