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 Buck Moon Rises Tonight

Full Moon for July 2020
When is the Full Moon for July 2020?  Learn more about the Full Buck Moon—and why this July Moon is special.
Red Mars at Its Brightest!

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!
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!
Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

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.
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!
Measuring Veggies for Recipes

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.
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.
Growing 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!
2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas!