Dandelion recipes, why it's so rainy, hardening off plants

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.

–Abraham Cowley (1618–67)


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
113th day of the year

Melina Kanakaredes (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter) died on this day in 2007.

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Cool, tangy cabbage slaw cozies up to crispy fish in these tasty Baja Fish Tacos. They are easy to make and delicious to eat! Use any mild fish of choice.

Dandelion Recipes

Dandelion Recipes: A Wonderful, Edible Weed
Did you know that dandelions can be used in cooking? Instead of mowing them down, harvest them for wine, jelly, or a variety of side dishes! Here’s a selection of dandelion recipes to try.
Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

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. 
Why It's So Rainy

What's Up With the Rain?
If you’ve found yourself thinking “rain, rain, go away,” you may not be the only one. Here’s a look at precipitation trends from the recent past.
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. 
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How to Harden Off Plants

How to Harden Off Plants
Find out how to move your indoor-sown young plants to the garden outdoors—without stalling their growth!
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!
Frugality or Hoarding?

Frugality, Hoarding, and Mindfulness
Have you ever considered that you’re perhaps too frugal? Sometimes, these thoughts cross our minds…
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

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