Making sauerkraut, star chart, lifting gladiolus

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 4, 2018

lake reflection

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky
–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)


Thursday, October 4, 2018
277th day of the year

Liev Schreiber (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
Gordon Cooper (astronaut who circled the globe 22 times in 34 hours and 20 minutes and became the first astronaut in a space flight of more than 24 hours. He was also the first astronaut to sleep in space, and he successfully carried out a beacon ... died on this day in 2004.

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Mulch Your Plants

Mulching Guide: Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is a common gardening practice with many benefits. But using mulch incorrectly can have the opposite effect. Here’s how to mulch a garden—and get the most out of mulching.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

Skincare experts have discovered the root cause of 93% of all skin problems – and it’s not what you think. It occurs deep underneath the skin, where it often goes unnoticed. If you experience dry skin, redness, rashes, pimples, or age spots, chances are you may already be affected.
How to Dig Up Glads

Saving Gladiolus
In some places, gladiolus can be left in the ground all winter. In colder climates, however, they would freeze and die. Gladiolus can be saved, though, if placed in the root cellar and replanted in the spring. Here’s how.
Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.
How to Predict Frost

How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your garden from frost with these tips!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
October Star Chart

Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
See this printable sky map for October to navigate the skies and look for Camelopardalis and Lacerta—plus, find helpful stargazing tips.
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.   
How to Make Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut Step-by-Step
It’s harvesttime. Cabbages are available at a deal. Few people know that in the early 1900’s, the biggest crop grown in this country was cabbages. That’s because they last a long time when put in a cool spot and they can be fermented into sauerkraut!
Red Mercury Lantern

Also available in BLUE and CHAMPAGNE!