Perseids this weekend!, espalier, watermelon salad

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 10, 2018


When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool

–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)

Friday, August 10, 2018
222nd day of the year

Antonio Banderas (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Isaac Hayes (singer & songwriter) died on this day in 2008.

How to Espalier

How to Espalier: Fruit Trees in Small Spaces
Whether your garden is formal or informal, the addition of an espalier, trained flat against a building wall or fence, is sure to be an eye-catcher. This is especially efficient for fruit trees in small garden spaces.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

Dr Gundry reveals: The Secret To Healthy Digestion: “Many People Are Going To Think This Is Too Good To Be True”
Freezing Peppers

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
Growing Turnips

Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
Perseid Shower This Weekend

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers. Plus, we offer viewing tips about how to catch a shooting star!

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad is a light, fresh, and cool salad that can be enjoyed anytime and with any meal or just as a nice in-between-meal snack.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.