Why leaves change color, fall foliage map, spice cake

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

autumn leaves

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt
.
–William Allingham (1824–89)

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Fall Foliage: Be Prepared for Peak Foliage
Fall Foliage: Be Prepared for Peak Foliage

Have the leaves start changing in your area? When will they peak? Find tips for spotting peak foliage below.
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Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green? The main reason for color change is not autumn’s chilly weather, but light—or rather, the lack of it.
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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. 

 

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Planting Garlic in the Fall
Planting Garlic in the Fall

Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. The best time to plant it is in the fall. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest!
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 

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Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step
Canning and Drying Fruit and Vegetables—Step by Step

Canning and drying are two of the best ways to preserve your precious harvest. In this video, we show you how it’s done.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Butternut Squash Spice Cake
 

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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.

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