Chicken breeds, full Sturgeon Moon, zuke pancakes

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, August 26, 2018

spider web

Spinner of the silken snare, 
Fell Arachne in your lair, 
Tell me, if your powers can tell, 
How you do your work so well! 

Weaving on in light and dark, 
Segment and concentric arc, 
Lace-like, gossamer designs, 
Strict to geometric lines

–Henry Sylvester Cornell (1831–86)

Sunday, August 26, 2018
238th day of the year

Branford Marsalis (musician) was born on this day in 1960.
Neil Simon (Pulitzer prize-winning playwright) died on this day in 2018.

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Sturgeon Moon Today

The Full Moon: August
Each month, we explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts.
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.
Garlic in the Fall

Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest!
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. 
Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes are a great way to serve summer’s most abundant vegetable. They go well with most meats and can even be served as a main course.

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!
Healing Honey Remedies

Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!

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!