Fall frost dates, cucumber uses, catspeak

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 2, 2018


A birdnote sounding here and there,
A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,
Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,
And loaded wagons say, October
–Thomas Collier (1842–93)


Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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Cucumber Varieties and Uses

Cucumbers Harvest: Best Varieties and Cucumber Uses
This year, I grew five different cucumber varieties. Here are the results so far—plus, some ideas on how to use lots of cucumbers—from pickling recipes to natural health to cleansing!
Frost Calculator

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
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. 


Orange Salmon Recipe

Spicy Orange Salmon Over Edamame and Corn

This spicy orange salmon recipe with edamame and corn won second prize in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac recipe contest.

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. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

An Apple a Day?

Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some of their other interesting uses!
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.

What Cats Say

What Is Your Cat Saying to You?
What does it mean when a cat meows? Here is a look at what your cat is saying to you when it moves its ears, widens its eyes, rubs its nose on you, or uses any other cat body language!
Red Mercury Lantern

Buy 2 or more and get $2.00 off each while supplies last. Includes 10 lights and a 6-hour timer. Takes 2 AA batteries.