Making homemade ice cream, mosquito-repelling plants, the thrush's song

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 24, 2019

water lily
Now summer is in flower and nature's hum 
Is never silent round her sultry bloom 
Insects as small as dust are never done 
Wi' glittering dance and reeling in the sun 
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee 
Are never weary of their melody

–John Clare (1793–1864)

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Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home

Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer, plus learn all about the history of ice cream and find some great ice cream recipes.
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Powdery Mildew
Powdery Mildew

Wondering about that white fungus on your plant? The fungal disease powdery mildew is a common problem in gardens, infecting a wide variety of plants and reducing the quality and quantity of flowers and fruit.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes

Our Growing Tomatoes Guide takes you from planting to harvesting! Find out when to plant America’s favorite garden crop, the best way to grow tomatoes, how long it takes a tomato to bear fruit, and what tomatoes need to thrive. We’ll touch on how to transplant, stakes and cages,...
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects
Plants That Repel Mosquitoes and Other Insects

Which plants repel mosquitoes and other insects in the backyard and garden? Here’s a list of the best insect-repelling plants to use in your garden.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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The Thrush's Magical Song
The Thrush's Magical Song

This time of year brings a special treat—the flute-like songs of thrushes. What’s amazing is that the thrush sings a musical series—and this songster can easily sing over 50 distinct songs! Learn more about the magical thrush of the forest.
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

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