Mini heart pies, spot Sirius, Valentine weather history

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security.

–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
44th day of the year

Peter Gabriel (musician) was born on this day in 1950.
Ralph Waite (actor; best known as John Walton on The Waltons) died on this day in 2014.

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Mini Heart Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

These old-school strawberry hand pies are so easy. The pies may be baked in the oven or cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. 



Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick to Clean Your Bowels

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, all these issues can be addressed by doing one simple thing. Watch His Presentation Here…
Weather and Valentine's Day

Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
When Valentine’s Day (on February 14) became popular in the Middle Ages, the climate was warmer than it is now! Birds mated. Flowers bloomed. And love blossomed. If it had been wintry weather, would this holiday still be the same today? Learn more about the Medieval Warm Period.
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. 
A More Romantic Garden

Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Create a romantic garden this year! A “love garden,” like a relationship, benefits from harmonious structure, balance, and commitment. Here is a list of flowers—with photos—that touch our hearts, celebrate love, or symbolize undying affection. In the garden, love is in the air!
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.
Love Potions

Love Potions: Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love potion. So, do any of these so-called aphrodisiacs really work? Read on and you’ll be surprised…
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.
2019 Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizen Science Projects | 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills. Here are ways—in nature and beyond—to participate. Next up: The 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count from February 15 to 18. Find out more!
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.