Get rid of bad smells, 5 ways to pick the best pumpkin, black holes above you

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 14, 2018

black clouds

The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs pee
p.
–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

 
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5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin
One of many traditions is to pick pumpkins for Halloween! Here are 5 tips on how to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving.

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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag
This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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$12.97
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag
 
How to Spot the Black Hole Above You
Black Holes Above You

How to Spot the Black Hole Above You
Would you like to find not one, but two black holes? You’ve come to the right place. That place is your own backyard. All you have to do is look up at around 7:30 p.m. any time during the next week.

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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

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$59.95
The Almanac Garden Hod
 
How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Fresh Apple Cider

How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Here’s how to make apple cider with a press! It’s a great way to celebrate fall—and that pure, fresh apple cider taste is like nothing you’ve ever tasted from a grocery store. It’s simple and lots of fun!

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Decorative Thermometers

Choose from classic styles to songbird and flower designs!

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$19.95-$119.99
Decorative Thermometers
 
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

These no-bake pies can be made up to 2 weeks ahead and frozen until serving.

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Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. Choose from different luxurious scents!

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$26.99
Handcare Caddies
 
How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
Get Rid of Bad Smells

How to Get Rid of Bad Smells
There are many ways to mask bad odors in your home, but how do you truly get rid of them? Here’s how to get rid of bad household smells once and for all!

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Kitchen Clocks

Bold and colorful floral designs!

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Kitchen Clocks