Full Moon rises, Swedish pancakes, jam

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 2019
The Full Sturgeon Moon rises! Learn more about the Full Moon of August 2019—including Moon phase dates, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, 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.
Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner

Remove weeds and their roots in one quick spin! The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
Growing Eggplant

Eggplants—also known as aubergine—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!
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Insect Repellent

This DEET-free, extra-strength bug spray will effectively repel ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, blackflies, yellow flies, chiggers, and other pesky, biting bugs!
Easy Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam

This super-easy blackberry jam recipe contains just two ingredients—and no pectin.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

Loads of colors and designs to choose from!