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

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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
Find out who was born today.



 
All-Natural Insect Repellent > Learn More
 
Hot Cross Buns!

Hot Cross Buns With Icing

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

  READ MORE  
 

SPONSORED

Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil. Free Shipping + Money Back Guarantee

  LEARN MORE  
 
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.

  READ MORE  
 
Sun/Moon Pewter Key Rings

Two-side Sun and Moon Design! Handmade in Vermont. While supplies last.

  LEARN MORE  
$17.95
 
Flower Garden Plans

Flower Garden Plans | Flower Bed Designs
Plan a beautiful perennial flower garden! Flowers not only add beauty to our lives and our landscapes but also lift our spirits and improve our well-being. Here are five of our favorite flower garden layouts, designed by Almanac readers, plus a gorgeous video of our perennial flower bed.
  READ MORE  
 
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 

  LEARN MORE  
$23.97
 
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.
  READ MORE  
 
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

  LEARN MORE  
$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
 
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!
  READ MORE  
 
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

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!

  LEARN MORE  
$9.97