Aloe vera magic, surviving tornadoes, farmers' market recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 3, 2019


How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower
–Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

Monday, June 3, 2019
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How to Plant Wildflowers

How to Plant Wildflowers for Bees and Butterflies
Butterflies and bees do such incredible work pollinating our crops. So let’s show them some love—by growing more wildflowers! In this short video (and article), we’ll explain how to plant more wildflowers in your own garden to benefit pollinators, lift your spirits, and boost harvests, too!
What to Do in a Tornado?

How to Survive a Tornado: Tornado Safety Tips
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? Before you are caught in a storm, be prepared with these tornado safety tips.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
Birth Flowers for June

June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn more about the meaning of these colorful beauties.
Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.

Farmers' Market Recipes

Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
Farmers’ markets pop up in summer and fall with fresh-from-the-garden favorites. Here are some flavorful recipe ideas that let fresh fruit and vegetables play a starring role. 
The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.

Aloe Vera Magic

Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace while doing double duty as a self-regenerating first-aid kit.
Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.