Midsummer Day, freezing veggies, fishing tackle

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 24, 2018


Then flash the wings returning summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls,--
The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes
The fragrance borrowed where the myrtle blooms
–Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)

Sunday, June 24, 2018
175th day of the year

Mick Fleetwood (musician) was born on this day in 1942.
Eli Wallach (actor) died on this day in 2014.

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Ferns Folklore

Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
Ferns are fascinating! This ancient family of plants—which lived BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth—has a prominent place in folklore and legend. Discover fern symbolism, healing powers, growing tips, and even recipes for cooking the young fiddlehead fern!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Freezing and Preserving

10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it!  Here are 10 quick fixes to enjoy healthy, nutritious vegetables and fruit all winter long!
Best Shrimp Tacos

Best-Ever Hawaiian Shrimp Tacos

With our Best-Ever Hawaiian Shrimp Tacos recipe,  here’s your chance to explore a world beyond beef tacos (which we also enjoy).

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. 
What Goes in a Tackle Box

What to Put in a Fishing Tackle Box
Before you head out to the ol’ fishing hole, make sure you’ve checked your fishing tackle box.  Believe us, you want to be prepared with the right stuff once you’re out on the water.