Michaelmas tomorrow, apple butter, temperature lows for crops

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 28, 2018

acorns

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

–Weather proverb

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Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days

Discover how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, and why we hold elections in the fall! It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. The solstices and equinoxes were called “Quarter Days” and the mid-points were called “Cross-Quarter Days,” marking the beginning...
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Protecting Your Garden From Frost
Protecting Your Garden From Frost

Frost injures many plants. When the weather report calls for freezing temperatures overnight, don’t stumble around in the dark covering your cold-sensitive plants. Prepare with our tips on how to protect your garden from frost and also design your garden to reduce frost damage—plus...
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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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Crocuses
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. 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!
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

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!   

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Apple Butter
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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How to Make 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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