Animal tracks, frozen pipes, best fruitcake ever

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Now see stern Winter nearer draw,
Sol's feeble rays refuse to thaw
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–William Cole (1919–2000)

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Animal Track Identification
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 snow and mud.
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Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
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.
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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.

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Christmas Weather Forecast 2020: Will It Be a White Christmas?
Christmas Weather Forecast 2020: Will It Be a White Christmas?

Are snowflakes on your wish list? Our cool White Christmas weather tool lets you plug in your location to find out if it will be snowy or rainy or dry. Plus, see the 2020 Christmas weather forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada.
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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. 

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Substitutions for Baking Pan Sizes
Substitutions for Baking Pan Sizes

In the midst of cooking but don’t have the right size baking pan? You can often substitute one size for another, keeping in mind that when you change the pan size, you must sometimes change the cooking time.
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2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR

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!   

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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.

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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.

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