DST ends this weekend, pomander balls, Sadie Hawkins

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 2, 2018

November days

The soft November days are here,
The aftermath of blossom's year
–Sara Louisa (Vickers) Oberholtzer (1841–1930)

Friday, November 2, 2018
306th day of the year

k.d. lang (singer) was born on this day in 1961.
Bob Trow (actor, best known for his portrayal of gibberish-talking Robert Troll and Bob Dog on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) died on this day in 1998.

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DST Ends This Weekend!

Daylight Saving Time 2019: When Does the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3, at 2 A.M., so prepare Saturday evening to “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. Here’s everything there is to know about Daylight Saving—from a brief history of why we observe this practice to the never-ending debate about changing the clocks twice a year!
Wine Bottle Lights

Save 30% while supplies last. Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 
Sadie Hawkins Day!

When is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Ever heard of Sadie Hawkins Day? Find out more about this quirky holiday—and how it all got started.
Alpaca Fleece Socks

The cure for cold feet! Alpaca socks are soft, luxurious, and warmer than sheep’s wool. Choose from active outdoor and extreme cold styles.
Birthstone for November

November Birthstone: Color and Meaning
November’s birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Learn more about topaz color, facts, and folklore.
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
Pork and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

Pork and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry

We are always looking for quick and easy weeknight meals and our recipe for Pork and Sweet Potato Stir-Fry is spot on.

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 automatically! No promo code needed.
Making Pomander Balls

How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As the fruit dries, it releases a lovely fragrance. Pomanders make beautiful centerpieces, gifts for friends, tree ornaments, and air fresheners.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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