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 grape.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)
Sam Neill (actor) was born on this day in 1947. Patrick Swayze (actor) died on this day in 2009.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!