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)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
269th day of the year

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Fall Foliage Map

2019 Fall Foliage Map
Have the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Check out the latest on our interactive Fall Foliage Map 2019—and add your report!
Why 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 color? Also, the main reason for color change is not weather, but light, or actually the lack of it. Learn more.
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.   
Planting Garlic in Fall

Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest!
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

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.
Dandelions don’t stand a chance!

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed with Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner! 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.
Chiffon Spice Cake

Butternut Squash Spice Cake

Watch out, carrot cake!

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.