Snow in July?, beet green salad, self-watering pots

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 12, 2018

bumblebee on clover

Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies, 
Open-eyed at the setting of day
.
–Abba Gould Woolson (1838–1921)

Thursday, July 12, 2018
193rd day of the year


Cheryl Ladd (actress) was born on this day in 1951.
Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer) died on this day in 2011.


 
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Snow in July?

Predicting Snow for the Summer of 1816
Here’s a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow” mistakenly appeared in The 1816 Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
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Make a Self-Watering Pot

How to Make a Self-Watering Plant Pot
When the weather gets very hot or you’re going on vacation, how do you keep up with the watering? In this short video, we provide easy-to-follow instructions showing how to make your own self-watering containers to keep your plants watered even during the hottest period of the year.
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Pre-Order The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

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New! Beet Green Salad

Beet Salad with Beet Greens and Feta

Add beets to your weekly menu with this Beet Green Salad With Beets. Both beets and their greens are super healthy for you.

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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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Choosing Kitchen Knives

How to Choose the Best Kitchen Knives to Buy
What’s your best knife? Whether you’re slicing through a tomato, a potato, or a T-bone, good knives are the most important tool in the kitchen. A good knife will last through the next generation with proper care. See our tips on choosing a great knife.
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All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
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Selling Your House?

Tips for a Speedy House Sale
Looking to put your house on the market? Here are tips for a speedy house sale.
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Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
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