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)

Friday, October 19, 2018
292nd day of the year

Jon Favreau (actor, writer, & director) was born on this day in 1966.
Tom Bosley (actor) died on this day in 2010.

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How to Cook Pumpkin

How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie to pumpkin spice pancakes!
Lobster Rope Doormats

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

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
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.
Farmers' Market Cotton 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. Buy 2 or more and save $3 each! No promo code needed.
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What is Leaf Mold?

How to Make Leaf Mold
Fallen leaves can be time-consuming to deal with, so don’t waste all that hard work by throwing them out. Use them to make precious leaf mold instead.
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.
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.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!