Hoppin' John, 5 rules of garden planning, punch!

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 30, 2018


We've had some pleasant rambles,
And merry Christmas gambols,
And roses with our brambles,
Adieu, old year, adieu!

–George Lunt (1801–85)

Sunday, December 30, 2018
364th day of the year

Matt Lauer (journalist) was born on this day in 1957.
Artie Shaw (jazz clarinetist and bandleader) died on this day in 2004.

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New Year Punch

New Year Punch

Our New Year Punch is a spiced apple sparkler that everyone will enjoy. If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

Chala Cell Phone Cross Body Purses

Fun and functional! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
New Year's Dish

Good Luck Hoppin' John

Hoppin’ John is a traditional New Year’s Day dish. It is said that eating this black-eyed peas dish on January 1st will bring luck all year long!

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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Five Garden Planning Rules

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be?
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. 
Can You Still Plant Bulbs?

Planting Tulip Bulbs in Winter
Tulip bulbs are typically planted in the fall, but what happens when you forget to plant them or you miss a few? Here’s how to plant tulip bulbs in winter!
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. 
How to Talk About Pain

Talking to Your Doctor About Pain
Pain brings more Americans to their doctors than any other complaint. But how do you communicate your pain clearly when the time comes? It can be a challenge.

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!