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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The short holiday day of talking by the fire,
floating on snowshoes among
ancient self-pollarded maples,
visiting, being visited, giving
a rain gauge, receiving red socks,
watching snow buntings nearly over
their heads in snow stab at spirtled bits
of sunflower seeds the chickadees
hold with their feet to a bough
and hack apart, scattering debris
like sloppy butchers, is over

–Galway Kinnell (1927–2014)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
360th day of the year

Ozzie Smith (baseball player) was born on this day in 1954.
Gerald Ford (38th U.S. president) died on this day in 2006.

2019 Calendars > Learn More
What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
What is Boxing Day? Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with it? Boxing Day, like a box, has many points of interest. Here is the short history of Boxing Day, some recipes, and more.


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

There are millions of bacteria in our bodies that are competing for food to thrive on. Some can actually hijack your brain and make you crave more junk food. Watch the video and learn more about these bad bacteria.
Seed Catalogs and Web sites

Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Online Plant Sources
It’s never too early to start planning your garden! Here’s a list of mail-order and online seed catalogs that you can peruse while you’re waiting for the growing season to begin.
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. 
Champagne Mimosa

Champagne Mimosa

Champagne Mimosas are a sophisticated treat with brunch. Dress them up by serving in tulip glasses on ice or simply multiply the recipe and fill up a pitcher.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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

Ricotta and Smoked-Salmon Bruschetta

This Ricotta and Smoked-Salmon Bruschetta is an easy, delicious appetizer or a great addition for brunch. The combination of creamy ricotta and smokey salmon is addictive!

The Almanac Comfort Food Cookbook

A collection of more than 200 recipes that will put a big smile on your face!