When watermelon's ripe, extend the season, chicken with thyme

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 3, 2018

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Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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How to Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe
How to Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe

Every year I am faced with the same dilemma: how to tell if a watermelon is ripe. Muskmelons are easy; they will slip right off the vine at the peak of perfection. However, watermelons remain firmly attached even when they are overripe.
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Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas

Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your garden later in the year. There are many innovative season extenders, including cold frames, hoop houses, row covers, and greenhouses. See our article and video with some ideas to keep those pickings ...
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September Birthstone: The Sapphire
September Birthstone: The Sapphire

September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. Learn more about the brilliant-blue sapphire!
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Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme
Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme

Simple and delicious, this Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme recipe makes a wonderful summer supper.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Bookstore Edition

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

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Monthly Horoscope for September 2018
Monthly Horoscope for September 2018

Here’s your monthly horoscope for September 2018. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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