Hurricane names, propagating herbs, gazpacho

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

lime tree

Ah in the thunder air
how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, every leaf silent
hardly looses even a last breath of perfume
.
–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
227th day of the year


Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor (Princess Anne) was born on this day in 1950.
Will Rogers (humorist) died on this day in 1935.


 
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Retired Hurricane Names

Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Why do hurricane names get retired? Find out why some names are no longer used for Atlantic storms and see the list of hurricane names that have been retired since 1950—including several hurricanes from last year (2017).
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Propagating Herbs

Starting Herbs from Cuttings
Grow new herbs from cuttings easily and for free! Late summer is the perfect time to do this, although cuttings can be taken almost anytime.
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The Perfect Summer Soup

Classic Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the quintessential cold summer soup. With all of the fresh flavor and nutrients of raw vegetables, it has aptly been called a liquid salad.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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GPS Unplugged!

GPS Unplugged! Map Fun Facts
Relying on satellites and coordinates of latitude and longitude, today’s Global Positioning System  (GPS) has all but eliminated the need for paper maps. Still, printed versions can often reveal interesting anomalies that you won’t find on your dashboard or handheld GPS viewer. Perhaps fun facts like the following can encourage an appreciation of the products of old-fashioned, tried-and-true cartography.
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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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Rose Potpourri

How to Make Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic potpourri recipe using rose petals and other flowers. It’s a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor air.
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