Four planets line up, pickling, stuffed tomatoes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 17, 2018

Tetons

"Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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A Rainbow of Planets: Four Planets in a Line!
A Rainbow of Planets: Four Planets in a Line!

Mars remains blazingly brilliant in the night sky. The real draw now is that it’s part of a rare display above our heads. In mid-August, 2018, four planets and two famous stars have formed a rainbow of gemstones. Look for Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars in a line!
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How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips
How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips

Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Flooding is the common natural disaster in the United States—usually caused by heavy, sudden rainfall. Quickly review these flood safety guidelines—with tips BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER a flood to increase your chances of survival and protect your...
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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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How to Plan a Kid's Vegetable Garden

Children who grow vegetables, eat vegetables. Here’s our advice on how to start a kid’s vegetable garden—at home or at school—plus, a list of great garden plants.
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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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How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide
How to Pickle: Step-by-Step Pickling Guide

Mmmm… Ready to make homemade pickles? Just follow our step-by-step pickling guide for beginners, and you’ll be on your way. Pickling is a great way to store extra vegetables, but pickling isn’t just for cucumbers. You can pickle peppers, onions, tomatoes, carrots, watermelon, peaches—lots of...
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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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Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes
Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes

When tomatoes are ripening fast and furious, stuffing them with a delicious spinach filling makes for great eating.

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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

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