Is Friday the 13th unlucky?, recipe contest, milkweed

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 13, 2018

chestnut trees

Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.

–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

Friday, July 13, 2018
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Recipe Contest! Cash Prizes!

Peas Recipe Contest
Peas, please!  Welcome to this year’s “Peas Recipe Contest,” sponsored by The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide. One of our favorite springtime vegetables, peas add texture to salads, color to pastas, and a pop of freshness to meaty mains.
Chicken With Bell Peppers

Chicken With Roasted Bell Peppers and Rosemary

Looking for a new chicken recipe? We’ve got just what you need in this recipe for Chicken With Roasted Bell Peppers and Rosemary.

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Milkweed Uses and Remedies

Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and has many other uses, too! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful monarch butterflies. Learn about this surprisingly useful native plant.
2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
What is D.E.?

What Is Diatomaceous Earth?
Gardeners are often given the advice to sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) around plants to deter pests. Unsurprisingly, we’re often asked, “What is diatomaceous earth, exactly?” Well, here’s your answer…
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!

Is Friday the 13th Unlucky?

Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
The next Friday the 13th is Friday, November 13, 2020. Why is this day often associated with bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!
Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.