Tomatoes, song of the thrush, terrific tortellini

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 18, 2018

cricket singing

It is not summer until the crickets sing.


Bird Sounds: The Thrush

Song of the Thrush
With the June breeding season finally here, many of us will have a special treat—the flute-like songs of thrushes, especially the hermit thrush, wood thrush and veery.


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.
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. 
Bee Rain Gauge

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

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 successfully—including selecting tomato varieties, starting seeds, transplanting tomatoes outside, using tomato stakes and cages, and tomato plant care.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Do You Have Maggots?

Cabbage Root Maggots
Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of cabbage root maggots.
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. 
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.

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.