Tips on ordering seeds, first snowflake, breakfast casserole

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 27, 2018

nativity

The Darling of the world is come,
And fit it is we find a room
To welcome Him.
The nobler part
Of all the house here is the heart.

–Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

Thursday, December 27, 2018
361st day of the year


Tovah Feldshuh (actress) was born on this day in 1952.
Carrie Fisher (actress) died on this day in 2016.


 
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First Snowflake Photos

The First Snowflake Photographer, Wilson Bentley
Is there any truth to the old saw, “No two snowflakes are alike”? Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and amateur meteorologist, sought to answer that question, dedicating himself to observing flakes of snow for 50 years.
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Heirloom Catalogs

Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive in the mail. If you think there are too many seed catalogs now, back in the late 1880s there were thousands of small seed companies. Although the cultural information and descriptions in old catalogs are helpful if you are researching heirloom plants, the artwork is the draw.
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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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Tips on Ordering Seeds

Ordering Garden Seeds
Here at the Almanac, we love to cozy up with some good garden seed catalogs, especially in the winter months when we start planning for the upcoming gardening season. Here are some tips on ordering garden seeds.
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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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Easy Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

This Breakfast Casserole with eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a brunch—especially when your house is filled with visitors.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
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Is Ice or Heat Better?

Ice or Heat: Home Remedies for Pain
Nothing eases everyday pains, strains, aches, and bruises like cold and heat. But which conditions respond to heat therapy and which to cold therapy? 
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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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