What's special about May's Moon, growing corn, groundhog problems

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, May 16, 2019


Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass

–Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)

Thursday, May 16, 2019
136th day of the year

Janet Jackson (singer) was born on this day in 1966.
Jim Henson (creator of The Muppets) died on this day in 1990.

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Full Moon Rises Saturday

The "Blue Flower Moon" Rises This Weekend
The Full Flower Moon arrives this Saturday night, May 18. And while this one will be a very special full moon for a few reasons, which we’ll get to in a minute, it’s also an unusual Blue Moon. What does this all mean? Here’s everything you need to know.


Best Natural Fertilizer On Earth!

Chicken Soup for the Soil® is 100% toxin free and includes all the elements in the periodic table. Higher quality fruits and vegetables. Will not wash out of soil.
Growing Corn

Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season is necessary. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest corn in your garden.


How to Fix Age Spots (Liver Spots) and Uneven Skin Tones

According to a recent European study, dark spots and uneven skin tones can make others think you’re up to 20 years older! Find out the root cause of these spots and the incredible at-home method to help reduce them.
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Trash Can Potatoes

Growing Potatoes in a Trash Can
View this video of a great gardening container for growing potatoes—and experience the fun of trash can gardening with Janice Stillman, Editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
Delicious Braised Chicken!

Braised Chicken Thighs With Mustard Cream Sauce

This simple yet sensational dish will be on your menu every week!

Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
Groundhog Control

Do you have trouble with these burrowing pests? Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of groundhogs in your yard and garden.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails.