Cooling your body down, blackberries, magic milkweed

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 25, 2019

night stars

Press close bare-bosom’d night—
press close magnetic nourishing night!
Night of south winds—night of the large few stars!   
Still nodding night—mad naked summer night.

–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

Thursday, July 25, 2019
206th day of the year

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Surprising Uses of Milkweed

Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and many other uses! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful American Monarch butterflies! Discover this surprisingly useful native plant.


Broccoli, Collards, So Many Greens! It’s Time to Plant for Fall!

Summer has only just arrived, but in early July we’re already turning our attention to starting a bountiful Fall garden.. First we sow fall Brussels sprouts in shaded seedling beds, and next we sow broccoli, cabbage, collards, and Chinese cabbage plus other nutritious, delicious fall mustards and other greens.
Cooling Your Body Down

How to Cool Your Body Down
What can you do to stay cool in hot weather? Here are tips on keeping your body cool, especially if you don’t have air condition or the power goes out!
Growing Blackberries

Blackberries, like raspberries, are a very easy berry to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, get ready for an abundant harvest, picking every couple of days! Here’s how to grow and harvest blackberries in your backyard.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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Garter Snakes in the Garden

Garter Snakes: The Gardener's Friend
I found a snake skin in my garden a few weeks ago. While other people might have been freaked out, it made me happy to know that snakes find my yard a good place to call home. The garter snake is the snake species that North American gardeners will most often encounter—and we should be thankful!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Refreshing Drink Recipes

Summer Drink Recipes: Cool Off!
Thirsting for a refreshing summer drink on a hot day? Here are some deliciously cool recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
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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