Aloe vera, grape-nut pudding, protecting plants from frost

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 9, 2018

leaves flying

O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing

–Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

Friday, November 9, 2018
313th day of the year

Lou Ferrigno (actor) was born on this day in 1951.
Ed Bradley (broadcast journalist) died on this day in 2006.

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Was Summer Forecast Spot-On?

A Look At Last Summer's Forecast by The Old Farmer's Almanac
In every annual Old Farmer’s Almanac edition, we show you how accurate our forecast was for the previous winter. However, because the publication cycle requires that we finalize the weather for the print edition in the spring, before summer weather occurs, we have not been able to include analyses of our summer season forecasts in the Almanac. So, how did we do?


If Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)

According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. Dr. Richter shares a trick—which anybody can do—while trying to improve his own dog’s health.
Growing Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera
The aloe vera plant is an easy, attractive succulent that makes for a great indoor companion. Aloe vera plants are useful, too, as the juice from their leaves can be used to relieve pain from scrapes and burns when applied topically. Here’s how to grow and care for aloe vera plants in your home!
Holiday Dish Towels

Festive and cheery! Nicely made, easy-care cotton.
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Protecting Plants From Frost

How To Protect Your Plants From Frost and Freeze
Is Jack Frost nipping at your plants? One of the worries of gardeners, especially in the North, is whether frosts and freezing weather will damage their plants. It’s wise to prepare your garden for the colder months ahead to both protect plants but also keep your garden soil in good condition. We’ll show you how!
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve collected our (mostly) traditional Thanksgiving recipes for you—featuring roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more.
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.
Make-Ahead Recipe

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes
Make some Thanksgiving recipes ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself is the “ruling roast” or the “big bird”—and quality time with family and friends. Here is a list of great make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and desserts. 
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!
Classic Grape-Nut Pudding

Grape-Nut Pudding

We’re mad about this Grape-Nut Pudding—a creamy custard with the cereal “crust” on the bottom.

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2019 Trends Predicted

The Almanac Predicts the Biggest Trends of 2019
What’s new? Keep up with the way gardens, farms, and life are changing with our 2019 Trends Report. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts what may affect our world in the coming year. See if you’re up for trying something different  (which is eerily similar to the past in some cases!).