Orionid meteor shower, halloween recipes, wood ash

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 21, 2018


So let us then try to climb the mountain,
not by stepping on what is below us,
but to pull us up at what is above us,
for my part at the stars; amen.

–M.C. Escher (1898–1972)

Sunday, October 21, 2018
294th day of the year

Douglas G. Hurley (astronaut) was born on this day in 1966.
Fred Berry (actor) died on this day in 2003.

Catch the Orionids Yet?

Meteor Shower Calendar 2018
When is the next meteor shower? Find out when to look skyward for the last two showers of 2018, including the best of the year: the Geminids! See the Almanac’s Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.


Raking the lawn by hand is FUN!

Said no one ever! Set aside those broken-tine, back-breaking rakes and check out ECHO’s best-selling leaf blowers during the National Sales Event. Give your yard that spotless look in no time.
Using Wood Ashes

How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. There are many surprising uses for those ashes around the garden and home. Here are a few!
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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How to Prepare Your Garden

Preparing Your Garden for Winter
It’s sometimes difficult to motivate yourself to garden when the growing season is over, but there are many reasons you should.
Farmers' Market Tote Bag

Buy more than one and save! No promo code needed for bulk discounts. 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. 
Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes: Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and desserts. From classic pumpkin pie to caramel-covered apples, we’ve got many of the fall classics that the young (and young at heart) love.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Easy Earwax Removal

Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
Do you ever experience a deafening buildup of ear wax? It usually just builds up naturally. Here’s my favorite method of earwax removal: using olive oil!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!