Can animals predict weather?, pumpkin bars, Asian greens

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

purple skies

Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows 
cool and tender, 
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of 
deep delight, 
October like a princess in her oriental splendor 
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of 

–Kate Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
283rd day of the year

Jodi Benson (singer, voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) was born on this day in 1961.
Alex Karras (football player & actor) died on this day in 2012.

2019 Calendars > Learn More
Animals Predicting Weather

Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting the weather. Here are some animal weather proverbs and prognostics.


This Toxic Vegetable Is The #1 Danger In Your Diet

This vegetable could be toxic to your health and may actually be causing weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue.
Many food manufacturers market this 1 vegetable as a “health super food.”
Falling Cats and Acorns

It's Fall! Let's Talk About Falling Objects.
Ah, it’s fall! We’re entering the season of fall. Leaves are falling. Acorns are falling. So, let’s talk about falling objects!
Peterson's Songbird Coasters

Set of four coasters featuring the exquisite artwork of avian artist Roger Tory Peterson.
Embedded thumbnail for Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
How to Grow Asian Greens

Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “gourmet” leaves can be rather expensive in grocery stores but they are super easy to grow—and fast growers, especially in cool weather. Enjoy healthy greens all winter!
Decorative Thermometers

Choose from classic styles to songbird and flower designs!
Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

These Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting are better than pumpkin pie. An easy dessert to whip up at the height of pumpkin season—and for months after!

Bath Bomb Sets

Creates a luxurious bath or memorable gift! Choose from 4 relaxing scents.
Soup Season!

Soup Recipes: Soups, Stews, and Chowders
It’s soup season here at the Almanac! There’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of soup, especially in cool or rainy weather. These stew, chowder, and soup recipes will give you warmth and plenty of leftovers.
Bright and Sturdy Umbrellas

These stylish umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.