Dog Days begin, growing squash, star-spangled chicken

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

moon over prairie

A moon-flooded prairie; a straying 
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying 
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming 
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming 
Of fireflies eddying nigh, —
And that is July
!
–James N. Matthews (1852–1910)

 
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The Dog Days of Summer
Dog Days Begin

The Dog Days of Summer
The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? The ancient origins of this common phrase might surprise you. Enjoy this article about the meaning behind the Dog Days of summer!

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Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

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$12.95
Wine Bottle Lights
 
Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Tips on Plant Supports

Plant Supports: It's a Holdup!
Now that your plants are up and growing, you’ll find that some of them need a little support. Encouraging sprawling plants to grow up will keep the fruit cleaner and make it easier to harvest along with giving the whole plant better exposure to the sun. A trellised plant can provide shade for a...

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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$21.95
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener
 
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Growing Squash

Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season! But that doesn’t mean they’re trouble-free. In our Squash Growing Guide and video, we’ll share tips and tricks to sidestep common squash problems, as well as...

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Kitchen Dish Towels

Discover our large selection of cotton dish towels with country and farmhouse style!

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$7.95-$14.99
Kitchen Dish Towels
 
Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa
Star-Spangled Chicken

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa

Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one.

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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
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner
 
Dog Days Iced Tea
Dog Days Iced Tea

Dog Days Iced Tea

A hot summer day is the best time to whip up a refreshing pitcher of Dog Days Iced Tea.

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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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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign