Morning, morning glory!, rodents in the house, wild ramps

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 29, 2019


The woods were full of deer;
and running
fresh water—
brooks, rundles,
springs and creeks

–Charlies Reznikoff (1894–1976)


Monday, April 29, 2019
119th day of the year

Carnie Wilson (singer) was born on this day in 1968.
Bob Hoskins (actor) died on this day in 2014.

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Growing Morning Glory

Morning Glory Vines: Favorite Varieties
Most of my favorite flowering vines are in the plant family Ipomoea. The most common member of this family is the morning glory, though there are about 300 more plants, including the sweet potato, and many of them are twining climbers.


How To Fix Your Fatigue And Get More Energy

There are 3 so called “super foods” that might be draining your energy, making you fatigued, causing you to gain weight, and lowering your metabolism. Watch The Video.
Fettuccine With Mushrooms

Fettuccine With Mushrooms and Clove Pinks

Our Fettuccine With Mushrooms and Clove Pinks dish adds color and spice with edible flowers!

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. 
It's Ramp Season!

Wild Ramps Pesto Recipe
I was at the farmers’ market on an Saturday in mid-April cruising through the rows of vegetables, when I saw something exciting enough to stop me in my tracks. It couldn’t be. It was too early. Could it be? It was. Ramps! And where there are ramps, there’s a Wild Ramps Pesto recipe to be made!
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.
Rodents in the House?

How to Get Rid of Rodent Pests in the Home
I’ve lived in a well-built old house sheathed with cedar shingles for decades, throughout which I’ve often (but never intentionally) shared it with mice, flying squirrels, sometimes chipmunks, and, occasionally, Norway rats. What to do? Here’s advice for identifying, controlling, and preventing in the home.
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!
New Uses for Old Socks

New Uses for Old Socks, Tights, and Panty Hose
Don’t worry—there are actually a lot of uses for the sock who lost its mate! Plus, there are some great DIY gardening hacks for old stockings and panty hose. Find out …
The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

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