Bee houses for natives, clover or shamrock?, Tax Day humor

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 15, 2019


Blossom of the almond trees,
April's gift to April's bees,
Birthday ornament of spring,
Flora's fairest daughterling

–Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904)

Monday, April 15, 2019
Find out who was born today.

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Clover Vs. Shamrock

Clover, Shamrocks, and Oxalis: What's the Difference?
Many of us remember being kids looking for the “four-leaf clover.” That brings us to today’s garden musings. What is the difference between clover, shamrocks, oxalis, and the mysterious four-leaf clover? Which plant is used in the lawn and garden, and which is a houseplant? Which is considered lucky? We’ll untangle the mysterious world of plant names…
Bee Houses for Natives

Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
Build a native bee house to enjoy more blooms and greater harvests! Similar to bird houses, bee houses are meant to increase the pollination of your garden plants by the super-pollinating solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees. Learn more here.
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!

Tax Day Jokes

Jokes About Taxes and More Humor
April 15 is “Tax Day” in the United States. Here are a few jokes to help lighten the mood!
Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

Lamb for Easter?

Leg of Lamb Roasted With White Wine and Herbs

My neighbor was the best kind of country neighbor. He plowed our driveway and showed me how to adjust the idle in my car’s engine.

The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!

Dyeing Eggs With Food!

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own kitchen and nature can provide all you need. It’s fun and something different to try. Note: You’ll want to dye these eggs at least one day in advance for vivid colors.
Vermont Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with an easy-to-read scale. Available in both brass and copper. A handsome and practical addition to your kitchen window.