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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

apple blossom

May is a green as no other,
May is much sun through small leaves,
May is soft earth,
And apple-blossoms
–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Rhubarb Recipes

Favorite Rhubarb Recipes
Ready for rhubarb recipes? In pioneer days, rhubarb was literally called the “pie plant” (for obvious reasons). The tart flavor bakes nicely into pies, crumbles, breads and cakes, and also adds a tangy flavor to savory dishes. You can also try making a rhubarb julep! See 15 ways to use rhubarb. 


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like A Powerwash For Your Insides"

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, all these issues can be addressed by doing one simple thing.

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Feed Your Plants for Free

Feed Your Plants for Free
How and what you feed your plants with is important, especially if you garden organically. Many of us will prefer to avoid using commercial non-organic fertilizers, and opt for organic ones, and fortunately there is a way of making your own organic fertilizers for free. We’ll take you through the key steps.
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

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

Container Food Gardening

Container Gardening with Vegetables
Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space! If you have a small garden or simply a patio, balcony, or rooftop, explore the magical world of gardening in pots!
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.

Purslane for Health

Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find out the benefits of the purslane plant here, and get a purslane recipe!
Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just for fun, the holes in the shaker’s lids form an S and P! More designs also available.

Backyard Chicken Breeds

The Best Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard
With more than a hundred breeds of chickens to choose from, it can be challenging trying to figure out which breeds you want to raise. Here’s my advice—plus, see this page for a free beginner’s guide to gardening which includes my four-season guide to raising chickens!
Rainbow Wind Spinner

Add some vibrant and mesmerizing color to your yard with this classic wind spinner! Made of maple in Vermont. Check out the video of this spinner in action.