Michaelmas tomorrow, apple butter, temperature lows for crops

Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 28, 2018

acorns

If Michaelmas brings many acorns,
Christmas will cover the fields with snow.

–Weather proverb

Friday, September 28, 2018
271st day of the year


Mira Sorvino (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Althea Gibson (famous for becoming the first African American female tennis player to compete in U.S. championships in 1950 and in Wimbeldon a year later) died on this day in 2003.


 
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What is Michaelmas (Tomorrow)?

Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
From Midsummer Day to Michaelmas (September 29), learn about the Quarter Days and how they influenced our calendar today. You’ll discover how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, and why we hold elections in the fall! 
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If You Suffer From Callused Feet, Try This Amazing Trick

Doctor reveals at home method for lessening cracked feet and skin
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Temperature Lows for Veggies

Protecting the Garden From Frost: Temperature Lows for Vegetables
Here are tips on how to protect your garden from frost and design a garden to reduce frost damage—plus, a handy chart listing dangerous temperature lows for vegetables.
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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. Makes a great gift!  
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Plant Crocus for Spring Color

Crocuses
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. If you are not planting this perennial bulb, you are missing an early season of delight. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
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Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter

Make your own apple butter with this simple recipe. Apple butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, and a great way to use fresh apples.

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Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.
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Making an Herbal Tincture

How to Make an Herbal Tincture
Herbal tinctures are age-old remedies that can help soothe and heal whatever might ail you. Here’s how to make herbal tinctures using plants from your garden.
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Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.
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