Snakes in the garden, star chart, pressed flowers

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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)

 
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Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
Garter Snakes Are Good!

Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
Garter snakes are a gardener’s friend! A benign snake to humans, they eat all the pests that wreak havoc in your garden. Learn more about the shy, but helpful gardening helper who just wants to live peacefully in harmony with you—and eat your slugs!
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Pumpkins
Picking Pumpkins!

Pumpkins
Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!
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Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
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.
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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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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Orange
Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Orange

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

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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How to Press Flowers and Leaves
How to Press Flowers

How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Not only is pressing flowers a fun activity, but also pressed flowers make beautiful works of art. They also capture memories of a favorite flower or moment in time.  We’ll show you how to press flowers in five easy steps.
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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. 

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