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

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 6, 2019


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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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.
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!
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! 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.
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.
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.   
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.

Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! 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.
June Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for June 2019
Here’s your horoscope for June 2019. If you follow the ancient practice of astrology, see the month’s at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre speaks to when energy levels are high and when tensions are possible, so plan ahead! 
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!