Mercury Retrograde, Crescent Moon smile, Allie's garden

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, March 4, 2019


The brown buds thicken on the trees,
Unbound, the free streams sing,
As March leads forth across the leas
The wild and windy spring
–Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)

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Allie's Kitchen Garden

Vegetable Garden Planner Review: Allie W.
See Allie’s beautiful garden go from plan to plenty!  Here’s her review of the Almanac Vegetable Garden Planner which she used to plant her own kitchen garden, with veggies like kale and radishes as well as rosemary, sage, and thyme!
A Crescent Moon Smile

Signs of Spring From the Sky
What are signs of spring in the sky? Perhaps you’ve noticed the earlier sunrises. Let’s observe a few more signs in the sky—including a springtime smile from our very own Moon.
Birthstone for March

March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. In ancient times, this aquatic blue stone was believed to protect sailors on oceanic voyages. 
Pewter Earrings

Handmade in Vermont. Choose from dragonflies, butterflies, and hearts!
Sweet Potato and Sausage

Sweet Potato and Sausage Casserole

This easy-to-make Sweet Potato Sausage Casserole is a go-to recipe.  Easy and everyone loves it! Enjoy as a main dish or side dish.

Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
Mercury Retrograde Begins

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s next period of retrograde motion will last from June 18 to July 12, 2020! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.
Teapot Tea Infuser

Our most popular tea infuser is based on a pewter teapot made in colonial Connecticut.