Growing peanuts, how insects predict weather, raising ducks

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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)

 

 
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Mom's Meat Loaf
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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How Insects Predict the Weather
Do Insects Predict Weather?

How Insects Predict the Weather
Can 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. Here’s some of the more well-known weather folklore about insects and weather!

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How to Grow Your Own Peanuts
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, peanuts are actually a healthful and nutritious food.

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Raising Ducks for Eggs
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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Best Uses for Peanut Butter
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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