Animal tracks, frozen pipes, best fruitcake ever

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Now see stern Winter nearer draw,
Sol's feeble rays refuse to thaw

–William Cole (1919–2000)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Animal Tracks (Pictures)

Animal Track Identification
You don’t have to be in the jungle or deep forest to be an animal tracker. Animal footprints are often as close as your backyard or garden. Take a look at these animal track pictures—showing footprints in both the snow and in mud.
Prevent Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to prevent pipes from freezing and how to thaw frozen pipes.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
Will You Have a White Christmas?

Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas weather forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 
Substitutions for Baking Pans

Substitutions for Baking Pan Sizes
In the midst of cooking but don’t have the right baking pan size? You can substitute one size for another, keeping in mind that when you change the pan size, you must sometimes change the cooking time.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   
Best Fruitcake Ever

Best Fruitcake Ever

A modern twist on the traditional holiday confection, this Fruitcake recipe uses a mixture of dried fruit instead of the standard candied and glacéed fruit.

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.