Winter forecast is out!, quick takes on zucchini, mini-vacation

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 2, 2018

green gardens

O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in
Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat
That flames from their large nostrils! thou,
O Summer,
Oft pitched’st here thy golden tent, and oft
Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld
With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair
–William Blake (1757–1827)

Sunday, September 2, 2018
245th day of the year

Salma Hayek (actress) was born on this day in 1966.
Bob Denver (actor) died on this day in 2005.

2019 Calendars > Learn More
Now Out! Winter Forecast!

2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America’s #1 almanac to see the prediction for your area. Here’s a sneak peek.
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. 
September Happenings

The Month of September 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What happens in the month of September? It’s a little for everyone: the last days of summer and the first days of fall. See September holidays, advice, recipes, fun facts, and trivia below.
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.
Birth Flowers for September

September Birth Flowers
In the late summer, as the air cools, there are still many beautiful flowers to enjoy and give. Learn about the two September birth flowers.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
Fast Takes on Zucchini

Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that abundant summer squash. Mouthwatering.
The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.
Time for a Vacation?

Take a Mini-Vacation Every Day
Another summer winding down without a real vacation. I’ve written many times before about how people who live like me generally don’t have the time (or often the money, either) to take what most people consider a proper vacation. My solution? I try to take a little vacation every day.
Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!