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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)
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.
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!
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 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.