Choosing chicken breeds, PB power, muesli recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 28, 2018

tired dog

There he stands in the foul weather,
The foolish, fond Old Year.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

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New Year's Traditions From Around the World
New Year's Traditions From Around the World

Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date from ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a New Year tradition—or two! From singing “Auld Lang Syne” to eating black-eyed peas for good luck to eating 12 grape at midnight, discover...
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11 Ways to Reuse or Recycle a Christmas Tree
11 Ways to Reuse or Recycle a Christmas Tree

Twelfth Night is the traditional day on which many people take down their Christmas tree and decorations. To prolong the holiday spirit and also give back to wildlife, how about putting that old Christmas tree in your own backyard? Here are 10 other ways to let nature help you recycle that tree!
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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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Honey Orange Muesli
Honey Orange Muesli

Muesli is a nutritious choice for any day of the week, but it is so easy to prepare that it is exceptionally good for a quick weekday breakfast.

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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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Best Uses for Peanut Butter
Best Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter sure is delicious, but did you know that it’s useful, too? From shaving cream and leather polish to mousetrap bait, here are some of the best uses for peanut butter.
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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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Raising Chickens 101: Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds
Raising Chickens 101: Choosing the Right Chicken Breeds

Choosing the right chicken breed is an important part of raising chickens. Do you want lots of eggs, friendly chickens, or just something fancy? There are so many chicken breeds out there, it can be overwhelming! Here are some things to consider when choosing a chicken breed for your backyard.
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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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