Collecting eggs, eggplant problems, how to make sauerkraut, thyme

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 8, 2019

horses
In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud 'neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer's day.

–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

Monday, July 8, 2019
189th day of the year


Billy Crudup (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Ernest Borgnine (actor) died on this day in 2012.


 
Farmer's Market Tote Bag
 
Venus in Summertime

Planet Venus: 10 Fun Facts
Discover 10 amazing facts about planet Venus, our neighbor! We call her sister planet, goddess of love, “morning star,” and—apparently—UFO! Read on …
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Growing Excellent Eggplants

Eggplants
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!
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Strawberry Recipe Contest

Share your best recipe using strawberries and win cash prizes!
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Growing Fragrant Thyme

Thyme
Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us! There are both fragrant ornamental types as well as culinary thyme varieties which add a savory note to summer soups, grilled meats, and vegetables. Here’s how to plant and grow thyme.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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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$8.95
 
Making Sauerkraut

How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to learn how to make sauerkraut of your own!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
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$10.99
 
Collecting Chicken Eggs

Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Storing, and Hatching Chicken Eggs
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs as part of our Raising Chickens 101 series.
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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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