Growing peanuts, how insects predict weather, raising ducks

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 9, 2019

Rhodora

In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish broo
k.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019
129th day of the year


Billy Joel (musician) was born on this day in 1949.
Vidal Sassoon (hairstylist, credited with creating the modern “bob") died on this day in 2012.


 
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Mom's Meat Loaf

Mom's Meat Loaf

For some people, meat loaf is a “backup” meal when there’s nothing else in the house or you need to bring an easy meal to friends or family.

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Do Insects Predict Weather?

How Insects Predict the Weather
Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could let you know something about the upcoming weather. Check out our weather proverbs and folklore about insects and other creatures.
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Crepe Skin? Here's The Easy Fix (Arms, Legs, Neck & Chest)

Beverly Hills surgeon explains at home fix for crepey skin around the arms, legs, and stomach
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Growing Peanuts

How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
Try growing peanuts in your garden! Often thought of as just a snack to be munched on at ball games or passed around at cocktail parties, peanuts are actually a healthful and nutritious food.
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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. 
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Why Raise Ducks?

Raising Ducks for Eggs
Ever thought about raising ducks for eggs in your backyard? Why raise ducks instead of (or, in addition to) chickens? Here are some reasons to consider.
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Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just for fun, the holes in the shaker’s lids form an S and P. Other designs are available.
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Many Uses of Peanut Butter

Best Uses for Peanut Butter
Peanut butter sure is delicious, but did you know that it’s useful, too? From shaving cream and leather polish to mousetrap bait, here are some of the best uses for peanut butter.
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This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
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