Irish soda bread recipe, monthly horoscope, backyard gardens

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

wild stormy weather

Spanning the winter's cold gulf with an arch,
Over it, rampant, rides in the wild March
–Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–94)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
72nd day of the year

Adam Clayton (bass guitarist for U2) was born on this day in 1960.
Robert C. Baker (founded Cornell University's Institute of Food Science and Marketing. He was responsible for many innovations including chicken nuggets and chicken hot dogs) died on this day in 2006.

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

No need for a leprechaun’s help. This Irish Soda Bread recipe turns to science—baking soda and baking powder—​​​​​​​for a lighter, sconelike loaf.

Classic Backyard Designs

Backyard Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
A backyard often has many family demands placed upon it. How do you integrate a garden? Here are some complementary backyard garden layouts to inspire you!
Bird Feeders

Many designs to choose from that are sure to attract lots of activity!
Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how and when to cut your own flowers, as well as how to keep flower bouquets and arrangements longer.
Dapper Doorstops

On sale while supplies last!
March Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for March 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for March 2019.  Give yourself some extra time with whatever you are trying to achieve. Find out more from Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre, who provides at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs.
Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a decoration or to hold to dried flowers.
When Life Gives You Lemons!

Household Uses for Lemons
Lemons aren’t just good for adding flavor to recipes: They’re also very useful around the house! Here are some of the best uses for lemons and lemon juice.
Solar Filigree Stake

Vibrant hand-painted colors and detailed scroll work make this Solar Ladybug Filigree Stake a showstopper. The front side is made from thick molded glass and the back side is ornamental filigree metal art. Solar-powered LED string lights illuminate both sides creating a fun nighttime display. Turns on at dusk and off in daylight automatically.