Squash bugs, windowsill herb garden, using salt

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity
.

–Julia A. Fletcher (1823–1908)

Sunday, September 16, 2018
259th day of the year


Molly Shannon (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Mary Travers (singer) of the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary died on this day in 2009.


 
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Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
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Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
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$15.99
 
Windowsill Herb Garden

Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors through the rest of the year. Now that summer is winding down, it is time to think about bringing some of our favorites indoors. Here are seven herbs that will grow well on a sunny windowsill or under lights.
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Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold prints. Impress your guests!
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$23.95
 
Worst Hurricanes in History

Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
Hurricane season is now in session—and continues until November 30. This month we spotlight the most severe late–20th-century hurricanes.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac ☼ Collector's Edition

SHIPPING NOW! Our 2020 Edition is available exclusively on Almanac.com. Available everywhere else on August 27th. 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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$16.95
 
Beefy Lettuce Cups

Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups

If you are looking for something different to break up the monotony of basic ground beef recipes, try these Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups.

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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.
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$14.99
 
Six Types of Salt

Six Types of Salt and How to Use Them
What single ingredient can make or break a dish? The answer is salt. Many readers ask us about the different types of salts—table salt, kosher salt, and so on. Let’s look at six common salts and their best use.
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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.
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$11.95