Cooking with acorns, names of hurricanes, pollen allergies

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 13, 2018

corn harvest

A shadow rests upon the fields.
As earlier Suns are setting;
The corn has reached the tasseled age, 
Its silken tresses netting
–Stephen H. Thayer (1839–1919)

Thursday, September 13, 2018
256th day of the year

Michael Johnson (Olympic athlete) was born on this day in 1967.
Eddie Money (singer) died on this day in 2019.

2019 Calendars > Learn More
Names of Hurricanes

2019 Hurricane Names
Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Dorian… Wondering where all these names come from? Here’s how hurricanes get their names, as well as the list of hurricane names for the 2019 season.


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How to Add Drip Irrigation

Planning Irrigation for your Garden
Supplying adequate water to plants is essential to having a successful garden.
Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold prints. Impress your guests!
Best Days Timetable

Best Days Timetable
With the Almanac’s Best Days timetable, find out when to plant vegetables, start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, quit smoking, and more!
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.
Cooking With Acorns

How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to many recipes. Here’s how to prepare and cook acorns!
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.
Got Allergies? Best Flowers

Worst and Best Plants for People With Allergies
Got allergies? It helps to know which are the best plants and worst plants for allergies—plus, here are six smart practices to cut down on allergic reactions.
Love You a Bushel and a Peck Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Choose from different fun designs! Handles work equally well for both left- and right-handed people. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.