Eco-friendly yard and garden, hot cross buns, asparagus soup

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 14, 2019

cherry blossoms

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now   
Is hung with bloom along the bough,   
And stands about the woodland ride   
Wearing white for Eastertide
.   
–A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

Sunday, April 14, 2019
104th day of the year


Brad Garrett (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Walter Breuning (retired railroad worker from Montana who was, at the time of his death, the world's oldest man at 114 years old.) died on this day in 2011.


 
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Hot Cross Buns!

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

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How to Make Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

We make this during asparagus season and it’s amazing! Fresh asparagus makes this impossible to resist, but frozen works almost as well. Serve with crusty bread.

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Pewter Key Rings

Handmade in Vermont. Makes a great gift!
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Flower Garden Plans

Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a flower garden! We’ll help you get started planning a flower bed with sample plans and layouts from Almanac readers who used our online Garden Planner! Enjoy the pretty pictures, too!
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Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
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Eco-Friendly Garden

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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Magical Mints

12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—from culinary to medicinal to mouthwash to bug repellent!
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!
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