Equinox today—​​​​​​​all you need to know, final supermoon of 2019, plants for early spring

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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For glad Spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.

–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Today is the Spring Equinox

First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it’s been in over a century! This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Before you try to balance that egg, read this!
Full Worm Moon Rises

Full Moon for March 2020
March’s full Worm Moon will be a supermoon! Here’s all you need to know about the full Worm Moon—including why it’s called that and Moon phase dates for the month.
Rooster Welcome Stake

Welcome your guests in country style!

Easy Veggies for Early Spring

Easy Vegetables to Plant in Early Spring
The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed kiosks, keep this in mind: Choose cold-resistant vegetables to plant this spring, and well begun, you’ll be half done. 
Red Rooster Wall Clock

Here’s a clock to crow about! Features a distressed finish that makes it look like a treasure from the past.

Spring Recipes!

Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—asparagus, peas, rhubarb and even fiddleheads and dandelion blossoms. And make these recipes to greet spring in a delightful and delicious way.
Rooster Planter

New arrival! 

Spring-Cleaning Tips

Spring-Cleaning Naturally: 6 Ingredients
When it comes to spring-cleaning or any kind of housecleaning, I use an array of six admirably versatile natural cleaning products: vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, salt, borax, wood ash.
Black and White Rooster Decor

Bring a bit of the rural countryside to your outdoor decor. Handcrafted thick-metal Black and White Rooster. Fine detail and embossed texture on the feathers, wattle, and comb are enhanced by the hand-painted finish. For your indoor or outdoor enjoyment!