How to cook pumpkin, cough remedies, bird-friendly shrubs

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 19, 2018

migratory birds

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south
.

–William Wilfred Campbell (1858–1918)

 
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How to Cook a Pumpkin
How to Cook Pumpkin

How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to clean and cook pumpkins two different ways. Plus, if you’re cooking your own pumpkins, it’s just one more step to make homemade pumpkin purée! Enjoy the fall flavor and healthy goodness of fresh pumpkin!

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Lobster Rope Doormats

Virtually impervious to wear and water, easy to clean, and excellent at removing dirt and snow! 

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$69.97
Lobster Rope Doormats
 
Crunchy Hamburger Casserole
Crunchy Hamburger Casserole

Crunchy Hamburger Casserole

A casserole classic with ground beef and noodles, this recipe for Crunchy Hamburger Casserole is quick, easy, and really tasty.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook
 
Shrubs and Trees for Birds
Shrubs That Attract Birds

Shrubs and Trees for Birds
To attract birds to your garden or backyard, you need shrubs and plants that provide food and shelter.

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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
 
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What is Leaf Mold?

How to Make Leaf Mold
You know how leaves start to decompose in the woods? That’s leaf mold and you can easily turn your own fallen leaves into soil-enriching mulch. It’s way easier than composting. See how to make leaf mold with our short instructions and accompanying video.

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The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.

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$10.95
The Gift of Gardening
 
Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Cough Remedies

Home Remedies for Cough Relief
Coughs, while rarely serious, can be really annoying. Some of these natural remedies can provide great relief from a cough, especially when you’re having difficulty sleeping.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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$21.95
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener