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: The Gardener's Friend
Garter snakes are a gardener’s friend! Harmless 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
Pumpkins
It may seem odd to think about pumpkins now, but they need a lot of time to grow. See how to plant, grow, and care for pumpkins so that they’ll reach their fullest potential come fall.
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Sky Map (Star Chart): October 2018
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 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 and Leaves
Picking and pressing flowers is such an enjoyable activity. A flower found in a book is a lovely, long-forgotten relic of a special moment and a sliver of time gone by. See which flowers are best for pressing and how to press flowers and leaves. Plus, see how to make a flower press...
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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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