Quieter yard tools, August holidays and happenings

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August blueberries

All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August's here again
–Helen Maria Winslow (1852–1938)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Quieter Lawn Tools

Backyard Battle: Gas vs. Electric Lawn Tools
Wish you could cut the grass in the morning without waking neighbors? Ever consider a cordless electric mower? Read about the key decision points in choosing gas power versus cordless electric mowers and lawn tools.


Use What the Pros Use

Professional landscapers and arborists rely on ECHO durability every day. Their livelihood depends on their equipment starting and performing every single time. It’s this same reliability you should count on in your own property. Use what the pros use.

August Sky Map: The Perseids

Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
See this printable sky map for August to navigate the skies on the night of the great Perseid Meteor Shower—plus, find helpful viewing tips.
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!

August Holidays & History

The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
August is upon us! What do we celebrate in August? Why is August a month? See all the notable days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

August Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for August 2018
Here’s your monthly horoscope for August 2018. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

The most coveted stocking stuffers in the history Christmas! 
Birth Flower for August

August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Includes a free hole for hanging up in your outhouse! String not included.