Yarrow, crunchy dill pickles, enter a recipe for cash prizes!

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, July 21, 2019

dog-days
Dog Days bright and clear, 
Indicate a happy year; 
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times our hopes are vain.

–Proverb

Sunday, July 21, 2019
202nd day of the year


Brandi Chastain (soccer player) was born on this day in 1968.
Jerry Goldsmith (composer who created the memorable music for scores of classic movies and television shows ranging from Star Trek and Planet of the Apes to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Kildare) died on this day in 2004.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Growing Yarrow

Yarrow
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a native North American plant that’s popular with pollinators and practically care-free, making it perfect for borders, ground covers, and open meadows. Here’s how to grow yarrow in your garden!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down! New edition! Shipping now!
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Best Veggies for Hot Weather

Some Like It Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat
A week-long heat wave and a recent question—concerning what green beans to grow in a hot climate—got me thinking. Which vegetables thrive in exceptionally hot weather? Keep these plants in mind.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?  
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Enter Recipe! Cash Prizes!

Strawberry Recipe Contest
The Strawberry Recipe Contest ended August 1, 2019. Thank you to all who entered! We will contact the winners by the submitted email.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Shipping now. Buy more than one and save.
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Crunchy Dill Pickle Recipe

Crunchy Dill Pickles

This super-easy dill pickle recipe results in delicious, crisp pickles that go great with anything. Perfect for a summer picnic or cookout!

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of something called switchel out to the field during haying season. Mom’s recipe for the homemade beverage was simple: apple cider vinegar sweetened with maple syrup (both made on the farm), diluted with cold spring water. Here’s the recipe.
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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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