Plant bulbs for spring flowers, skunks, stress remedies

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 30, 2018

summer path

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

Thursday, August 30, 2018
242nd day of the year

Tug McGraw (baseball player) was born on this day in 1944.
Wes Craven (filmmaker) died on this day in 2015.

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Dealing With Skunks

Hey—What’s that smell? If you think you’ve got a skunk hanging around your yard, it’s time to act! Here’s how to identify and deter skunks from your yard and garden.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar.
Bulbs to Plant This Fall

Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you enjoy seeing daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths bloom in the spring, keep in mind that these bulbs need to be planted in the fall. See our handy fall-planted bulbs chart for a list of flowers for your zone—and order bulbs in advance—or, mark your calendar so that you don’t forget! See more details—plus, flower photos!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

Includes a FREE 2019 Weather Watcher’s Calendar. That’s a $9.99 value!
Chive Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes With Chives

Mashed Potatoes With Chives is one of our popular recipes. Sometimes a simple, classic dish is what we need!

The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.
Meat Loaf and Meatballs

Mighty Good Meat Loaf and Meatball Recipes
One of our favorite comfort foods is meat loaf—and let’s not forget meatballs. Here are some cooking tips and a few variations on the classic.

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!   
Stress Remedies

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve anxiety naturally.
Solar Flower Stakes

Hand-painted glass petals provide a splash of fun color to your garden. Once the Sun goes down, they truly shine. Automatically turns on at dusk and off in the daylight.