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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 4, 2019
Oh, what a goodly and a glorious show;
The stately trees have decked themselves with white,
And stand transfigured in a robe of light;
Wearing for each lost leaf a flake of snow.
–Richard Wilton (1827–1902)
Dave Foley (actor) was born on this day in 1963. Tsutomu Yamaguchi (only person certified by Japan as having survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Second World War atomic bombings) died on this day in 2010.
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Ready to jump into gardening? It can be daunting at first, but gardening is an incredibly rewarding hobby to get into. Our Vegetable Gardening Guide for Beginners will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever. Find out how much food you need to grow to feed a family, top 10 vegetables for a beginner, and more tips.
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form in layers of rock deep underground where they withstand extreme temperature variations. Geologists study garnets to understand the effects of temperature and pressure on surrounding rocks.
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering health benefits, so we’ll show you how to do it as well as provide some great recipes.
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.
Fishing Calendar for 2020
When is the best time to go fishing? See the best fishing dates and times from The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac’s fishing calendar. And enjoy some great fishing tips from Almanac anglers!