Moon meets 4 planets, preparing for floods, corn bread recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 14, 2018


Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling, 
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard, 
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows, 
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grap
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)


Friday, September 14, 2018
257th day of the year

Sam Neill (actor) was born on this day in 1947.
Patrick Swayze (actor) died on this day in 2009.

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Summer's Last Conjunctions

Moon Meets Four Planets September 11 to 19
Over the upcoming days, see the Moon visit four bright planets–for the last great conjunctions of this year! Most notably, mark your calendars for September 17 when the Moon shines close to Saturn’s upper left as darkness falls.


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like A Powerwash For Your Insides"

Dr. Gundry reveals the root cause of weight gain, food cravings, and low energy. What does he say can fix it?
Star Chart for Weekend

Sky Map (Star Chart): September 2018
See this printable sky map for September to navigate the skies and look for Algol, the “Demon Star”—plus, find helpful stargazing tips.
Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold prints. Impress your guests!
Preparing for a Flood

How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips
Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Flooding is the common natural disaster in the United States—usually caused by heavy, sudden rainfall. Quickly review these flood safety guidelines—with tips BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER a flood to increase your chances of survival and protect your property.
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.
Which Veggies Love Fall

Best Vegetables to Plant in Fall
The days are getting shorter and fall is on the way. Are you planning to continue the harvest with a fall planting? There are so many interesting vegetables that thrive when the weather cools!
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.
Amazing Corn Bread

Corn Bread With Pine Nuts and Rosemary
My husband and a few of his buddies have BBQ meat smokers, so our families get together about four times a year for “Smoke Fests” that involve copious amounts of smoked ribs, chicken, pork, and brisket. This year, we had a new star: Corn Bread With Pine Nuts and Rosemary!
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.