Our best zucchini bread recipe, stop snoring, accidental garden tools

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 18, 2019

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On the warm and perfumed dark glows the firefly's tender spark.
–Horatio Nelson Powers (1826–90)

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Bread

Though there are many zucchini bread recipes around, this one might just be our favorite—easy, fast, and freezes well.

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5 Accidental Tools for the Garden and Kitchen
5 Accidental Tools for the Garden and Kitchen
I love things that meet a need so specific that they get a job done when nothing else could. In the push-and-pull of the moment, I’ve discovered many such tools, mostly ad hoc, accidentally or serendipitously, mostly to use in the garden. Below are five in no particular order.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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Cucumber Beetles
Cucumber Beetles
Finding small striped or spotted beetles on your cucurbit crops? They could be cucumber beetles! Here’s how to identify, control, and prevent cucumber beetles in the 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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How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender because both have a calming effect and the scent truly lingers. It’s a wonderful way to sweeten the indoor air. Potpourri also makes a lovely homemade gift. 
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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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How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you might benefit from these natural sleep aids, which might help you sleep better.
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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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