Full Buck Moon rises, total lunar eclipse, see Mars tonight!

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 27, 2018

summer wheat and poppy

A languid atmosphere, a lazy breeze,
With labored respiration, moves the wheat
From distant reaches, till the golden seas
Break in crisp whispers at my feet
.

–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

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Full Moon for July 2020
Full Moon for July 2020

Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out why July’s full Moon is called the Buck Moon and learn about the penumbral eclipse that will occur on this date.
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Mars at Opposition 2018 | The Red Planet’s Close Approach
Mars at Opposition 2018 | The Red Planet’s Close Approach

We’re about to see one of the truly great sky events of 2018. First, Mars’ best opposition in 15 years happens July 26–27. Second, Mars comes closest to Earth on July 30–31. And finding it requires no sky knowledge. It’s extremely bright and very red!
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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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What a Blood Moon Is—and Isn't
What a Blood Moon Is—and Isn't

A total eclipse of the Moon is coming on January 20, 2019. Some folks are calling it a “Blood Moon.” There’s boatloads of celestial hype about this phenomenon. We’ll help you separate fact from fiction.
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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups
Measuring Vegetables for Recipes: Pounds to Cups

Measuring vegetables for recipes is not always easy. The following equivalent measurements will help you convert a vegetable’s weight (in pounds) on the grocery scale to the amount (in cups) that you need for a recipe.
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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.

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Okra
Okra

Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
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2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
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