Charley horse, artificial Moon, Election Day cake

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 5, 2018

grape vines

Dry leaves upon the wall,
Which flap like rustling wings, and seek escape;
A single frosted cluster on the grape
Still hangs—and that is all. 

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835–1905)

 
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Charley Horse Remedies

Leg Cramps at Night: Causes and Remedies
Eeow! Startled from a deep sleep, you suddenly come to with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or maybe the arch of your foot contracts in violent pain. Commonly called a “Charley horse,” this is a common and painful occurrence. Discover what causes leg cramps at night, as well as how you can prevent and relieve them.
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How Did We Do?

How Accurate Was The Old Farmer's Almanac's Weather Forecast?
How accurate was The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast this past year? Here’s a recap of the 2017–2018 forecast—and also a peek at 2018–2019 predictions.
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Bee Happy Dish Towel

Measures 28 inches square and made of cotton for easy care!
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$9.99
 
Should We Abolish Darkness?

China Plans to Launch Artificial Moon and Eliminate Night
As you may have heard, China announced that their artificial Moon will be launched in 2020. No more night! Yes, they’re abolishing full darkness. It’s a bad idea but not a new one. 
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 
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$47.97
 
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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.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
 
Election Day Cake

Election Day Cake

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Back in colonial times, Election Day Cakes were a popular tradition.

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Stone Coaster Set

Includes 4 farmhouse-themed coasters and a metal holder.
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$15.99