Pruning and shaping shrubs properly, 10 ways to celebrate mom, brunch ideas

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 10, 2019


May is bee in blossom,
May is birds a-nesting,
May is picking violets on a hill;
May is young and twenty,
May is Sunday-besting,
May is eager Jack and willing Jill

—The Old Farmer's Almanac, 1961


Friday, May 10, 2019
130th day of the year

Bono (singer) was born on this day in 1960.
David Riesman (author) died on this day in 2002.

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Pruning and Shaping Shrubs

Pruning 101: The Clean-Cut Facts About Pruning
Do you know how to prune correctly? Pruning directly benefits the health and visual appeal of shrubs and trees. Learn how and why to do it right.


How To: Fix Painful Cracked Feet

A new at-home breakthrough based on Nobel Prize-winning science has just been found to fix these painful skin issues and naturally help repair the damaged skin on your feet in just 5 minutes.
10 Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother's Day 2020 | 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve thought about 10 ways to celebrate moms and motherhood—from sharing a meal to giving flowers to making a card with special quotes and memories.
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. 
Nana's Funny Cake

Nana's Funny Cake recipe

Nana’s Funny Cake is the perfect dessert for a family gathering or weekend party. The pie crust adds a unique twist to a traditional cake recipe. This cake has a delicious chocolatey layer on the bottom and a crunchy chocolate layer on top.

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. 
15 Mother's Day Recipes

Spring Brunch Recipes
Lemon pancakes, frittata, chocolate waffles, quiche? We’ve cooked up 15 brunch recipes for Mother’s Day or any time. See our recipes and mouthwatering pictures!
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!
Meaning Behind Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Before you select a bouquet, check out the flower meanings from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!  While most of us know that red roses symbolize love, did you realize that most plants, herbs, and flowers have centuries-old symbolic meanings? Some flowers mean friendship; others symbolize love; yet others represent loss. Here’s our full list of flower meanings.
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

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