Moon and planets meet, wedding weather, growing eggplant, tomato problems

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 4, 2019

june peonies

Ah, happy day, refuse to go!
Hang in the heavens forever so!

Forever in midafternoon,

Ah, happy day of happy June!

–Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835–1921)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
155th day of the year

Michelle Phillips (singer & actress) was born on this day in 1944.
Dorothy Gish (actress) died on this day in 1968.

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Going to a Wedding?

Wedding Weather
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day (or any event day)? See our weather prediction tools—plus, learn all about wedding traditions and old-fashioned customs!


Looking for American-Made Gifts?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 64 melodies, and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-made gift.
Moon and Planets Meet Tonight

Tonight, See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky!
In June 2019, the Moon pairs up with three planets, while planets meet other planets! Next up: Tonight, June 18, features a twilight conjunction of Mercury and Mars and, more visibly, a late-night conjunction of the Moon and bright Saturn!


Diet Expert Tells All: "It's Like A Powerwash For Your Insides"

Millions of Americans suffer from low energy, digestive discomfort, and trouble losing weight. Many also are on the road to serious heart problems. According to Dr. Steven Gundry, one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, all these issues can be addressed by doing one simple thing.
Growing Eggplant

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. See how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook these lovely deep-purple crops—one of our favorite grilling vegetables!
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. 
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Common Tomato Problems

Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
In this short video, we help you troubleshoot some of the most common tomato diseases, pests, and problems in the garden!
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.
Picnic Scalloped Potatoes

Picnic Scalloped Potatoes

If you like cheese, potatoes, and ham, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for Picnic Scalloped Potatoes. Several simple ingredients result in a ton of great flavor.

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.