Star of Bethlehem, winter deer, sticky toffee pudding

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 23, 2018

hymn

The darkness breaks
And Dawn awakes,
Her cheeks suffused with youthful blushes.
The rocks and stones
In holy tones
Are singing sweeter than the thrushes
.

–Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

 
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The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem
Was the Star of Bethlehem a real celestial body or a miraculous vision? Astronomer Bob Berman discusses the prevailing theories and adds his own thoughts into the mix.

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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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$32.99
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala
 
Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
Winter Visitors

Coexisting With Winter Deer and Wildlife
When there is snow on the ground, it is easy to see who has been visiting the garden when we are not looking. This week, we discovered white-tailed deer. Here are tips on identifying your winter visitors and how to coexist with wildlife.

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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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$10.99
2019 MOON WALL CALENDAR
 
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon
Favorite Side Dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots & Bacon

Brussels sprouts, bacon, and shallots is one of the most delicious flavor combinations. Try it!

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar
 
Sticky Toffee Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce
Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Sticky Toffee Pudding With Butterscotch Sauce

This is the best Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe we’ve ever tasted. Sticky toffee pudding is a British dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with cream, custard, or vanilla ice cream.

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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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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar
 
Party Recipes for Christmas
Parties and Potlucks

Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a few hours spent cooking, you can offer a hospitable feast without becoming crazed.

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Bold Kitchen Aprons

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.

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Bold Kitchen Aprons