D-Day's 75th anniversary, how weather changed history, changing hydrangea color

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Tell you what I like the best— 
'Long about knee-deep in June, 
'Bout the time strawberries melts 
On the vine,—some afternoon 
Like to jes' git out and rest, 
And not work at nothin' else

–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

 
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D-Day’s 75th Anniversary: One Small Town’s Big Sacrifice
Remembering D-Day

D-Day’s 75th Anniversary: One Small Town’s Big Sacrifice
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we revisit the town where “Taps” never ends. One small American town suffered more D-Day casualties, per capita, than any other town in America.
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D-Day: The Weather Forecast That Changed History
How Weather Changed History

D-Day: The Weather Forecast That Changed History
From D-Day to the American Revolution, weather has played pivotal moments in world history. Discover five surprising ways that weather changed history and shaped the course of human events!
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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$24.99
Bold Kitchen Aprons
 
How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas
Changing Hydrangea Color

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas
Can you change the colors of hydrangea flowers? It depends on your type of hydrangea and your soil pH. We’ll explain how to change color from blue to pink or from pink to blue.
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Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore. 

 

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$14.95
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook
 
Creamy Broccoli Carrot Salad
Broccoli Carrot Salad

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Salad

This Creamy Broccoli Carrot Salad is both a palate- and eye-pleaser! The added crunch from the nuts and bacon to hearty vegetables are a welcome addition.

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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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$16.99
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner
 
Monthly Horoscope for June 2020
June Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for June 2020
Here’s your monthly horoscope for June 2020. What could be in store for this month? Longtime Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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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!

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$9.97
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent