Mini heart pies, spot Sirius, Valentine weather history

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

serene

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)

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Strawberry Hand 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. 

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Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
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.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden
Best Flowers for a Romantic Garden

Create a romantic garden this year! Like love itself, a romantic garden benefits from harmonious plantings, lovely scents, and picturesque plants. Here are tips plus a list of flowers which touch our hearts, celebrate love, or symbolize undying affection. In the garden, love is in the air!
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Support Your Local Farmers 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. 
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Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?
Aphrodisiac Foods: Chocolate, Oysters, and Spanish Fly?

Since the beginning of time, stories about aphrodisiac foods have abounded. Who hasn’t heard that chocolates, wine, and oysters can get you “in the mood”? Where does this idea come from? And is it true?
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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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2021 Great Backyard Bird Count | Citizen Science Projects
2021 Great Backyard Bird Count | Citizen Science Projects

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 is the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 12 to 15, 2021—a great way to connect to birds, to nature, and with each other! Find out ...
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

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

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