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)

Monday, March 4, 2019
63rd day of the year

Patricia Heaton (actress) was born on this day in 1958.
Luke Perry (actor) died on this day in 2019.

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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!


How To Fix Age Spots (Liver Spots) And Uneven Skin Tones

According to a recent European study, dark spots and uneven skin tones can make others think you’re up to 20 years older! Find out the root cause of these spots and the incredible at home method to help reduce them.
A Crescent Moon Smile

Signs of Spring in the Night Sky!
Once spring is under way, nature lovers can find it hard to keep up with the rapid day-to-day changes. Much less well-known is that the sky starts this process first.


More than 200,000 Americans have pulmonary fibrosis. Do you?

Persistent cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. These are common symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and debilitating lung disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, which makes it hard to breathe. Talk to your doctor about it today.
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.

Chala Cell Phone Xbody Purses

Fun and functional! 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 2019
Mercury enters retrograde motion on October 31, 2019! (That’s right—Halloween!) Find out what that means for you and see when Mercury will be in retrograde motion for the rest of 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of Mercury Retrograde and how it may influence your life.
Teapot Tea Infuser

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