Lincoln's birthday, Needhams potato candy, frost dates

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
–Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)

February 12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
43rd day of the year

Josh Brolin (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Sid Caesar (comedian & actor) died on this day in 2014.

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Lincoln and the Almanac

Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political one that eventually led to the U.S. presidency. In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting him in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of an almanac in his hand. Was it The Old Farmer’s Almanac?


This Toxic Vegetable Is The #1 Danger In Your Diet

This vegetable could be toxic to your health and may actually be causing weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue. Many food manufacturers market this 1 vegetable as a “health super food.” Click here to find out this “toxic” vegetable.
When is Presidents' Day?

Presidents' Day 2020
When is Presidents’ Day 2020? Are Presidents’ Day and George Washington’s birthday the same day? There’s some confusion about this holiday. Here’s a short summary of Presidents’ Day history and why we celebrate!
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Your Spring Frost Date

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
Farmers' Market Cotton Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. Buy 2 or more and save $3 each automatically! No promo code needed.
Flowers of Romance

10 Romantic Flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and if you’d rather not buy flowers that will wilt and die in a few days, try cultivating a little romance by giving packets of seeds with a special meaning. Love will blossom along with these ten flowers that have these romantic names …
Chef Aprons

Oodles of bright and beautiful designs to choose from!
Needhams Potato Candy

Needhams Potato Candy

A unique potato candy made with a mashed potato and coconut center, needhams, aka “Maine Potato Candy,” are a fun candy treat.

Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.