Harvest Moon tonight!, harvest rolls, insects invading the home?

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 24, 2018


When the air is white with the down o' the thistle,
And the sky is red with the Harvest Moon

–Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)

Monday, September 24, 2018
267th day of the year

Nia Vardalos (actress) was born on this day in 1962.
Mike Webster (football player) died on this day in 2002.

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Harvest Moon Tonight!

Why The Harvest Moon Appears to Shine On—For Days!
Let’s set the record straight about this year’s Harvest Moon. It’s not bigger than other full Moons. It’s not brighter. So why is it special? That’s the question for Friday night, September 13, and through the weekend!  


Rent a Maple Tree

A truly memorable Christmas gift. After the spring sap run, each tree tenant gets at least 60 ounces of the finest wood-fired maple syrup. Your friends get the delicious results, and you get the raves!
Harvest Squash Rolls

Fall Harvest Squash Rolls

These fall harvest squash rolls are always a hit! People are surprised when they learn they’re made from squash.


Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
Pumpkin Harvest Soup

Pumpkin Harvest Soup

This Pumpkin Harvest Soup recipe by Tessa Bowers won first prize in The 2010 Old Farmer’s Almanac Pumpkin Recipe Contest.

Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
Insects in the Home?

Insects Invading Your Home?
It’s that time of year again! As temperatures cool, various flies, bugs, and beetles slip into your walls, and sometimes into your home’s interior, trying to find somewhere to stay warm for the winter.
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. 
7 Tips for Allergy Relief

7 Tips for Fall Allergy Relief
Fall allergy season is upon us, and if you’re one who suffers, you know all too well what this entails. Itchy eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing. Here are 7 tips for fall allergy relief.
The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.