Rosemary, campfire food, green flash at sunset

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 26, 2019


I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume, 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. 
I loafe and invite my soul, 
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Growing Rosemary

Rosemary is a perennial evergreen shrub with blue flowers. It is an aromatic and distinctive herb with a sweet, resinous flavor. Here’s how to grow your own rosemary plants!
Ever See a Green Flash?

See a Green Flash at Sunset
Every seen a green flash at sunset? How quickly does the sun set? Is it safe to look at a sunset? Why are some sunsets more colorful?


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.

New! Campfire Recipes

10 Great Camping Recipes
Cooking on the open fire is one of the best parts of camping and eating outdoors. We’ve collected 10 of our favorite camping food recipes—from campfire meals in foil to Dutch oven recipes. Go beyond the hot dog!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Fruit and Vegetable Safety

10 Fruit and Vegetable Safety Tips
Summer brings a bounty of healthy, farm-fresh food! But remember to properly wash and store your raw fruit and vegetables! It’s not difficult! Here are 10 quick tips.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

Why Men Shave (or Not)

The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving has been around since the cave man! Perceptions of facial hair like beards and mustaches have fallen in and out of fashion over the centuries, just as they do today.
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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