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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
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What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day 2019: What is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! 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.
Seed Catalogs and Web sites

Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Online Plant Sources
Garden seed catalogs are appearing in mailboxes, giving us inspiration for the year ahead. Most seed companies are happy to make you a beautiful printed catalog to browse. Here’s a list of seed companies with printed catalogs as well as seed companies with online catalogs. Have fun dreaming 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!