Sweet potato casserole, Moon and Mars pair up, mice!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

falling leaves

Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season
Changes its tense in the long-haired maples
That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves
Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition
With the final remaining cardinals) and then
Begin to sidle and float through the air, at last
Settling into colorful layers carpeting the ground
–Edward Hirsch (b. 1950)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Sweet Potatoes Vs. Yams

Are Sweet Potatoes Yams?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. Here’s the scoop.


Bring Some Balance into Your Garden!

These 8 “infinity” stones, thoughtfully balanced, symbolize safety and hope for a traveler moving along life’s path. As a gift for a friend or in your own garden they show friendship and welcome all who pass by.

Highlights of November's Sky

November 2018 Night Sky Guide
Mid-November, the Moon pairs up with Saturn and Mars. Venus gets brighter. And another meteor shower heads our way. See what’s up tonight in our November 2018 Sky Watch!
Why Leaves Change Color

Fall Leaves: Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Ever wonder why leaves change color? Did you know that fall’s vivid colors are actually hidden underneath summer’s green color? Also, the main reason for color change is not weather, but light, or actually the lack of it. Learn more.
Lobster Rope Doormats

Virtually impervious to wear and water, easy to clean, and excellent at removing dirt and snow! 

Dealing With Mice

Mice can be quite frustrating when they munch on your plants and on your pantry snacks. Here’s how to prevent and control mice in the house and garden.
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole

Anyone who likes to have dessert first will love this dish! It’s perfect as a side dish on a holiday (or any other day, really).

Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.