Squash bugs, canning tomatoes, chowder

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

forest pool

Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool

–William Canton, English poet (1845-1926)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Argh! Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

Dr. Steven Gundry reveals the secret to healthy digestion and the real reason you aren’t losing weight.

About Lovely Lavender

Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the ages for its ability to breathe a sense of clarity and calm into every cupboard, room or beauty product in which it dwells. It has long been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue.
Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.

Next Full Moon

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2020 for the U.S. and Canada.
Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.

Low-Country Chowder Recipe

Low-Country Chowder

Low-country cuisine stems from the South Carolina Lowcountry and Georgia coast.

Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

How to Can Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes at Home
Here’s how to can tomatoes (whole peeled tomatoes) using easy water-bath canning. Enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste all year long—to make fresh spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, soups, and stews all year long. Anyone can do this! Here’s how to can your tomatoes—using just tomatoes and lemon juice!
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!