Michaelmas tomorrow, apple butter, temperature lows for crops

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 28, 2018


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 to Michaelmas, learn about the quarter days (and cross-quarter days) and how they’ve 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. 


If You Suffer From Callused Feet, Try This Amazing Trick

Doctor reveals at home method for lessening cracked feet and skin
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.
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.   
Plant Crocus for Spring Color

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. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight!  Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!

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!   
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.

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.
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.
Holiday Dish Towels

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