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

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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)

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Planet Venus: 10 Fun Facts
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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Eggplants
Eggplants

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. Eggplant tastes best when harvested young. See more about growing and harvesting these lovely deep purple vegetables—one of our favorites on the grill!
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Strawberry Recipe Contest

Share your best recipe using strawberries and win cash prizes!

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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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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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How to Make 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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Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Cleaning, Storing, Hatching Eggs!
Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Cleaning, Storing, Hatching Eggs!

When should you collect my chickens eggs? How do you collect eggs from a chicken coop? What happens if you don’t collect chicken eggs? We answer all these questions and more in our article on how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs.
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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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