Identify your weed, July sky map, best fried chicken

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, July 1, 2018

Canadian Flag

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North, strong and free!

–from “O Canada," orig. by Robert Stanley Weir (1856–1926)

Sunday, July 1, 2018
182nd day of the year


Carl Lewis (athlete) was born on this day in 1961.
Mollie Sugden (actress) died on this day in 2009.


 
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Identify Your Weed!

Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but if you’re growing vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers, it’s important to identify and control the unwanted plants. Here are 13 of the most common weeds found in gardens and lawns—with weed identification pictures and tips on how to manage their growth!
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Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold prints. Impress your guests!
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$23.95
 
July Sky Map

Sky Map (Star Chart): July 2018
Look up with the July 2018 sky map to navigate the stars and constellations in the night sky.
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Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman feared by fish! Cats like it, too. 
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$39.95
 
July Happenings

The Month of July 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about everywhere in the country is above 70°F, and thunderstorms are nearly as abundant as ants at a picnic.
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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
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$39.95
 
Best Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Recipe | First Prize 1998

We taste-tested a lot of fried chicken—and this recipe won first prize in our annual Almanac recipe contest! It’s delicious, crispy, and moist.

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Country Kitchen Dish Towels

Choose from 8 different rustic, cotton dish towels!
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$8.99-$9.99
 
Best Days for July-August

Best Days Timetable
With the Almanac’s Best Days timetable, find out when to plant vegetables, start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, quit smoking, and more!
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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.
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$24.95