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

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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)

 
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Predicting Snow for the Summer of 1816
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, how do you keep up with the watering? Make it easier on yourself and your plants! See our article (with video) on how to make a self-watering container in six steps. 

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Beet Salad with Beet Greens and Feta
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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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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$16.99
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner
 
How to Choose the Best Kitchen Knives to Buy
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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Tips for a Speedy House Sale
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

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.

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