Perseids tonight, sage, many uses of salt, fried green tomatoes

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 12, 2018

wheat and corn

Many swarms of wild bees descended on our fields:
Stately stood the wheatstalk with head bent high:
Big of heart we laboured at storing mighty yields,
Wool and corn, and clusters to make men cry
!
–George Meredith (1828–1909)

 
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The Perseids: Best Meteor Shower of the Year
Perseids Peak Tonight!

The Perseids: Best Meteor Shower of the Year
Everyone loves shooting stars and meteor showers. The Perseid meteor shower of August 11 to 13 is traditionally the best meteor shower of the year.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

Special hardcover edition with new, useful, and entertaining matter! Also featuring astronomical tables, tides, holidays, eclipses, and weather forecasts for all 18 regions of the United States.

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Sky Map (Star Chart): August 2018
Perseids Printable Map

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 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Sage
Growing Sage

Sage
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (including that Thanksgiving stuffing). See how to plant, grow, and harvest sage.

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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. 

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar
 
Fried Green Tomatoes (Flour)
Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes (Flour)

Is there anything better than a handful (or two) of crispy fried green tomatoes? We enjoyed this simple recipe for fried green tomatoes as children in the 1930s.

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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

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!   

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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR
 
Household Uses of Salt
Surprising Uses for Salt

Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.

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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.

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