2019 Summer Forecast, Aquarids meteors, cannas, tacos and frijoles

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 5, 2019

basket of lilacs

In May beholds the blooming wild,
And hears in heaven the bluebird sing,
'Onward,' he cries, 'your baskets bring,—
In the next field is air more mild,
And o'er yon hazy crest is Eden's balmier spring
.'
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019
125th day of the year


Michael Palin (actor) was born on this day in 1943.
Claude Stanley Choules (the last known combat veteran of World War I died at the age of 110) died on this day in 2011.


 
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Growing Cannas

Cannas
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
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It’s Spring and time to take care of the many lawn projects that await you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single reliable power source that accepts multiple attachments to tackle all sorts of jobs? ECHO’s Pro Attachment Series(TM) is the answer.
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Summer Weather Outlook

2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some of us, at least. Read our 2019 Summer Weather Forecast to see what the season’s got in store for your area!
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Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

Saving the bees isn’t an easy job, but there are a few things we can all do to help! You can create a perfect bee-friendly garden – large or small – just about anywhere, if you know where to start. Learn how.
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Eta Aquarids Before Dawn

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
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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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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.

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Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board

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

Frijoles (Mexican Beans)

This recipe for Frijoles is simple and tastes better than your average Mexican beans.

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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!
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