What is Canada Day?, maple cake, 4th of July forecast

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 29, 2018

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Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall
.
Robert Louis Stevenson(1850–94)

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Canada Day 2021
Canada Day 2021
O Canada! It’s time to celebrate Canada Day observed this year on Thursday, July 1. Is Canada Day like the 4th of July in the U.S.? How does Canada celebrate this national day? Learn more about this holiday and its history. Plus, find some delicious recipes!
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Oversized Wooden Matches

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

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Beets
Beets
A staple in our gardens, beets grow easily and you won’t have to wait long to harvest their tasty roots. You can eat their green tops, too, so they’re a dual-purpose crop! Learn all you need to know about growing beets—from planting to harvest.
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How to Grow Cucumbers from Sowing to Harvest
Cool and crunchy cucumbers, fresh from the garden, are in a league of their own. Plus, we can’t wait to start pickling! We’ll show you how to grow both outdoor and greenhouse varieties—and share our nifty idea for making a fantastic cucumber frame to grow them up for easy picking.
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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.

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Maple-Walnut Layer Cake with Easy Maple Frosting
Maple-Walnut Layer Cake with Easy Maple Frosting

This towering cake is a real old-fashioned treat, as delicious as it is charming.

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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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