Aloe vera magic, surviving tornadoes, farmers' market recipes

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 3, 2019

honeybee

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

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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!
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How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips
How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips
Get ready for tornado season. Weather experts are concerned about above-normal tornado activity this year, but no matter what the prediction, it is important to start thinking about severe storms and be prepared with these tornado safety tips and facts.
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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. 
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June Birth Flowers
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.
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Retro Advertising Thermometer

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

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Farmers' Market Recipes: Starring Fresh Produce!
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. 
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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.

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Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Aloe vera is truly amazing. Since ancient times, the gel from the leaves of aloe plants has been used for healing skin and also been a folk remedy for many skin problems. See how to use this houseplant which does double duty as a self-regenerating first-aid kit.
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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.

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