Do you have good soil?, dry hair and skin, bigger harvests

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

crow snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued

–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
29th day of the year

Judy Norton-Taylor (actress) was born on this day in 1958.
Rod McKuen (poet) died on this day in 2015.

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Do You Have Good Soil?

Preparing Soil for Planting
Soil preparation is EVERYTHING when it comes to growing plants. You can improve your soil at any time of year, but the end of the growing season is an especially good time. Here are tips on how to identify your soil type and how to enrich your soil before you plant in the spring.
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Tricks for a Bigger Harvests

10 Tips to Maximize the Yield of Your Garden Harvest
This year, let’s harvest even more from our vegetable gardens! But just what are the most effective ways to increase productivity? In this short video, we share ten deceptively simple techniques proven to boost both the productivity and the overall health of your garden.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide - Online Edition

JUST RELEASED: NEW 2019 EDITION Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer!  A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac Garden Guide always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  
Groundhog Day and the Equinox

Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox. Here are the facts and folklore about Groundhog Day. It’s so much more than a wacky weather prediction from a plump marmot!
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
Slow Cooker Peach Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Sweet Tea Peach Pork Ribs

This delicious slow cooker recipe for Sweet Tea Peach Pork Ribs is so easy you’ll make it over and over again! The pork ribs get more tender the longer they cook.

Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
Dry Hair and Itchy Skin

Natural Remedies for Dry Hair, Itchy Skin, and More
If you suffer from frizzy hair, itchy skin, chapped lips, or one of many other common cosmetic issues, try these easy and time-tested natural remedies!
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.