Watermelons, mild concussion?, tzatziki recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 5, 2018

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Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

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Growing Watermelons

Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm temperatures (up to 80°F during the day) and a long growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow watermelons in your garden!
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
Homemade Tzatziki


Tzatziki is a refreshing sauce made with cool cucumbers, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon. It’s the perfect condiment for just about everything, especially grilled meats.

Silver Mercury Lantern

Standing almost 7 inches tall, these battery-powered lanterns feature 10 lights with a 6-hour timer. 
Your Monthly Amusement

Lucky Rabbit's Foot, Epic Epitaphs, and More Humor
It’s time for another edition of “Humor Me” from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Read at your own risk!
Fish Skeleton Wind Chime

The perfect wind chime for the avid fisherman. Cats like it, too!
Mild Concussions

“Mild” Concussion?
Concussions. They’re amazingly common. Untold numbers of people coming into emergency rooms don’t even realize they’ve suffered a concussion. I think people need the information. Here’s a short summary of concussion symptoms—and what to do after you’ve suffered a concussion.
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

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