Woolly worms, Grandparents Day, 3 scrumptious breakfast recipes

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 7, 2018

september rain

O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.

–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

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Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction

Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather. If their rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. Just how true is this weather lore? Learn more...
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The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!

If you don’t have a compost pile, fall is great time to start one. Turn dead and dying foliage, weeds, and kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich material that will enrich your soil and nourish your plants for super-healthy growth. Compost is the very best food that you can give to your plants. Here’s...
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Animal Track Trivets

Functional and decorative, our trivet features the footprints of moose, deer, bear, wolf, and cougar. Trivet measures almost 8 inches in diameter and is laser-cut from high-quality birch plywood. 

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Storing Vegetables Over Winter
Storing Vegetables Over Winter

How do you keep vegetables stored properly over winter? There are a variety of ways to properly store carrots, apples, onions, and other vegetables—whether it’s your pantry, root cellar, or freezer. Let’s see how to store vegetables for winter for that fresh garden taste.
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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.

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Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day 2020

Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that’s Sunday, September 13! While we honor our grandparents every day, take an extra moment to appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our lives.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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3 Scrumptious Breakfast Recipes
3 Scrumptious Breakfast Recipes

On weekends, take your time and enjoy some breakfast goodness. Whether French toast, omelets, or waffles, these are a nice change from cold cereal.
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Healing Stone Wind Chimes

Enjoy the soothing sounds of wind chimes precision-tuned to complement the natural properties of their gemstones. Choose from amethyst, jade, or turquoise.

 

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