Mercury retrograde begins, Leonids peak, sore throat recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 16, 2018


In the cloud-grey mornings
I heard the herons flying;
And when I came into my garden,
My silken outer-garment
Trailed over withered leaves.
A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,
But I have seen many Autumns
With herons blowing like smoke
Across the sky.

–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

Friday, November 16, 2018
320th day of the year

Lisa Bonet (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Northern Dancer (racehorse) died on this day in 1990.

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Thanksgiving Cleaning

Thanksgiving Cleaning with Vinegar, Lemons, and Salt
It’s time to clean the house for Thanksgiving, so find out how to use the natural ingredients of vinegar, lemons, and salt in homemade cleaners to clean your home naturally!


No pipes to freeze.

With no water and drains required, there are no pipes to freeze during the cold winter months. Learn more about Incinolet and change the way you think about toilets.
Leonid Showers Peak This Weekend

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.


How To Fix Your Fatigue And Get More Energy

There are 3 so-called “super foods” that might be draining your energy, making you fatigued, causing you to gain weight, and lowering your metabolism. Watch the video.
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Composting In Situ

In-Garden Composting
When you’re cutting back the yard and garden, make use of all that extra organic matter! Try “in situ composting” or “in-garden composting.”
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.
Mercury Retrograde Begins

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2019
Mercury’s retrograde motion ends on November 20! Find out what that means for you and see when Mercury will be in retrograde motion for the rest of 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of Mercury Retrograde and how it may influence your life.
Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 
Sore Throat Remedies

5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they work for you!
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

Includes a free hole for hanging up in your outhouse! String not included.