Snakes in the garden, star chart, pressed flowers

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

october skies

O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together, 
Love loveth best of all the year 
October's bright blue weather
–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
282nd day of the year

Steve Ovett (runner) was born on this day in 1955.
Jan Hooks (actress) died on this day in 2014.

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Garter Snakes Are Good!

Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out, it made me happy to know that snakes find my yard a good place to call home. The garter snake is the snake species that North American gardeners will most often encounter—and we should be thankful!


ESP Eyewear

Superior protection from the sun that fits over prescription eyewear! 40% Discount site-wide. Use Code: FARMER18
Picking Pumpkins!

Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!


This Simple Step To Flawless Skin

Doctor’s new simple fix is completely transforming bad skin!
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.   
Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Orange

Using just five ingredients, this roasted Brussels Sprouts dish is totally addictive!

The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
How to Press Flowers

How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and more.  We’ll show you how to press flowers in five easy steps.
Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color.