Full Moon rises, Swedish pancakes, jam

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 24, 2018

Look! the round-cheeked moon floats high,
In the glowing August sky,
Quenching all her neighbor stars,
Save the steady flame of Mars.
White as silver shines the sea,
Far-off sails like phantoms be,
Gliding o'er that lake of light,
Vanishing in nether night.
Heavy hangs the tasseled corn,
Sighing for the cordial morn;
But the marshy-meadows bare,
Love this spectral-lighted air,
Drink the dews and lift their song,
Chirp of crickets all night long;
Earth and sea enchanted lie
'Neath that moon-usurped sky
–Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

Friday, August 24, 2018
236th day of the year

Reggie Miller (basketball player) was born on this day in 1965.
Richard Attenborough (actor) died on this day in 2014.

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Full Moon Rises

Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call the Full Sturgeon Moon—as well as Moon phases, best days by the Moon, and more.
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Saving Tomato Seeds

How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully
Growing heritage or heirloom tomatoes helps preserve this fantastic diversity of fruit for future generations.
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Growing Eggplant

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. See how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook these lovely deep-purple crops—one of our favorite grilling vegetables!
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
Easy Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam Without Pectin

This super-easy Blackberry Jam recipe has so much flavor and it’s not too sweet! Plus, no special equipment nor ingredients are necessary for our no-fuss jam.


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!   
Swedish Pancakes

Morse's Swedish Pancakes

You don’t have to go to IKEA for Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam! Swedish pancakes are more akin to delicate crepes. You can roll them or fold them as we did in this photograph. Fill with preserves and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Enjoy for a light meal or dessert!

Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!