Midsummer Day, freezing veggies, fishing tackle

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 24, 2018

bluebird

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
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–Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)

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Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads
Ferns, Folklore, and Fiddleheads

I find ferns and fiddleheads fascinating (say that five times!). Harvesting the young tips of the ostrich fern is a spring tradition that has its roots in Native American times. As a family, ferns are truly ancient—growing BEFORE dinosaurs walked the Earth! Learn more about magical fern folklore,...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!
10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!

What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! If you’re new to preserving for food, here are 10 quick and easy ideas from freezing mint in ice cubes to a small-batch pesto recipes for just 10 to 12 basil leaves!
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Best-Ever Hawaiian 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).

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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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What to Put in a Fishing 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.
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