Orionid meteor shower, halloween recipes, wood ash

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 21, 2018

stars

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)

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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?

The next meteor shower is the Lyrids—which peak April 21–22! See details with best time to view, number per hour, point of origin, and associated comet in our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021. Catch a shooting star!
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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.

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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden

If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to use ashes around the garden and home. Here are five practical ideas.
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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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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
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.
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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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Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts
Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts

We’ve added some more classic Halloween treats to our collection! From peanut brittle to popcorn balls to candy apples, here are the traditional favorites from our archives—for the young and young at heart!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
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!
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   

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