Quieter yard tools, August holidays and happenings

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
213th day of the year


Adam Duritz (musician) was born on this day in 1964.
Naomi Sims (first African American model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal) died on this day in 2009.


 
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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.
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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.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Insect Repellent

This DEET-free, extra-strength bug spray will effectively repel ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, blackflies, yellow flies, chiggers, and other pesky, biting bugs!
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$9.97
 
August Holidays & History

The Month of August 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
August 2018 is the calendar month when summer begins its slow crawl towards autumn, but not before a few more hot days and thunderstorms!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
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$21.95
 
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.
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2019 Almanac Desk and Wall Calendars

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

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

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