2019 Easter forecast, why we wake up stiff and achy, three sisters garden

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

maple syrup

Sugar’s sweet, but sap is sappier;
Cold nights make the farmers happier!

–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1989


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
107th day of the year

Joel Murray (actor) was born on this day in 1963.
Barbara Bush (U.S. First Lady) died on this day in 2018.

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2019 Easter Weather

2019 Easter Weekend Forecast: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Easter is among the first of the year’s holidays, when families gather outside for picnics, pictures, and, of course, egg hunts! But will the weather cooperate? Find out in our Easter Forecast…


Cardiologist: “I Beg Everyone To Quit 3 Foods”

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain. These foods can “rewire” your brain and cause you to crave fat, sugars, and carbs, even when your stomach is full – and worst of all, they could be the reason why you are gaining weight.
Grow the Three Sisters

The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters”? A number of Native American tribes interplanted this trio because they thrive together, much like three inseparable sisters. Here’s how to plant a three sisters garden.
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Maple Syrup: Good for You!

Making Maple Syrup: Good and Good for You!
What is “real” maple syrup? What makes good maple syrup weather? How are trees tapped? What are maple syrup health benefits? Discover nature’s liquid gold!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!
Greek Easter Bread

Greek Easter Bread With Red Eggs (Lambropsomo)

Lambropsomo is the traditional Greek Easter bread. Red eggs are tucked into the dough to symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ.

The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!
Why We Wake Up Stiff

Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the morning? Then, after stretching and moving around for a few minutes, do you feel the achiness and stiffness abate (at least some of it)? There’s a reason for this …
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!