October flowers, birthstones, pumpkin cheesecake pie

Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 1, 2018

spiced bowl

Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer's done
!
–Thomas Constable (1812–81)

 

Monday, October 1, 2018
274th day of the year


Mark McGwire (baseball player) was born on this day in 1963.
Tom Clancy (author) died on this day in 2013.


 
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Welcome October!

The Month of October 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Welcome to October! The time of pumpkins, Canadian Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Learn more—and enjoy our seasonal advice.
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Birth Flowers for October

October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun.
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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast.
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Birthstone for October

October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel,” and from the Greek word opallios, meaning “to see a change in color.” 
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Animal Track Trivets

Functional and decorative, our trivet features the footprints of moose, deer, bear, wolf, and cougar. Trivet measures almost 8 inches in diameter and is laser-cut from high-quality birch plywood. 
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Plant Peonies in Autumn

Peonies
The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
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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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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

These no-bake pies can be made up to 2 weeks ahead and frozen until serving.

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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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