Weather lore: fact or fiction?, Christmas bulbs, 5-second rule

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 28, 2018


E'en in those bleak November days
There's gladness for the heart that heeds
–Charles Dawson Shanly (1811–75)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Almanac Vs. NOAA Winter Forecast

The Old Farmer's Almanac and NOAA Predict a Less Severe Winter
Like clockwork, the weather forecasters at NOAA have released an update for their annual winter weather outlook. So, how do their predictions compare to those of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? Let’s take a look.


Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift?!

Your search should seriously end with Happy Gardens! Their products are unique and they are individually handcrafted! This isn’t your made in China cheap product! Check out our website! We have the cutest stuff for the garden or bird lover in your family! Happy Gardens is offering a Special 20% off for all of our Almanac readers! Use promo code: Almanac20 at checkout!

Dreams and Moon Lore

Moon Lore: Dreams
There are many dreams and superstitions about the Moon. Here are a handful to contemplate:
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Spring Bulbs for Christmas

Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull winter’s day, spring bulbs grown indoors are a wonderful gift, bringing the spirit of spring to your house even when your garden is dormant.
Balsam Fir Pillows

Traditionally Given as a Sign of Friendship
The delightful forest smell will last for years! Check out our large selection of designs.

Coriander and Cilantro

Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow cilantro (and coriander) in your garden.
Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.

The Five-Second Rule

The Five-Second Rule: Fact or Fiction?
We’ve all done it: Yelled “5-second rule!” after dropping food on the floor, then quickly picked it up and popped it into our mouths. The as­sumption is that 5 seconds is not a long enough time for the food to pick up harmful bacteria. Or is it?
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!