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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 1, 2019

corn

After Lammas Day, corn ripens as much by night as by day.
–Proverb

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019
213th day of the year


Adam Duritz (musician) was born on this day in 1964.
Naomi Sims (first African American model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal) died on this day in 2009.


 
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Special Days of August

The Month of August 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
Welcome August 2019! Why do we celebrate August? Why is August a month? See all the special days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
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Birth Flowers for August

August Birth Flowers
August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 
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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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Lammas Cross-Quarter Day

Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Halloween has ancient origins. For the Celts, it was a cross-quarter day called Samhain (“summer’s end”) which fell between the fall equinox and winter solstice. Learn about the quarter days and cross-quarter days and how they’ve influenced our modern calendar.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
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Squash Pollination

Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions. Often, these squash problems are related to lack of pollinators. Here are the short answers, as well as a video to show you HOW to hand pollinate a squash.
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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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New Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer’s in full swing. Take advantage of midsummer’s bounty: ​​juicy tomatoes, basil, sweet corn, tender zucchini, refreshing cucumbers, bright peppers, green beans, fresh eggplant, ripe peaches, and more! Here’s are some of our best summer recipe ideas—arranged by what’s fresh!
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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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