Harvesting carrots, summer dog and cat pests, easy peach strudel

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

luna moth

Adrift in the liberating, late light
of August, delicate, frivolous,
they make their way to my front porch
and flutter near the glassed-in bulb,
translucent as a thought suddenly
wondered aloud, illumining the air
that's thick with honeysuckle and dusk.

–Jennifer O'Grady (b. 1963)


The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Harvesting Carrots

Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root vegetable that can be grown in many climates. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting carrots.
Growing a Fig Tree

Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates, but can also be grown in more temperate regions with a bit of extra care. Here’s how to grow a fig tree in your garden!
2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?

A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  


Easy Peach Strudel

Easy Peach Strudel with Phyllo Dough

Tired of peach pies? Save some of your peaches for our Easy Peach and Almond Strudel With Phyllo Dough.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!

Which Thickening Starch?

Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for one of the common cooking starches—cornstarch, arrowroot, tapioca, or potato starch—to thicken your berry pies, crisps and cobblers, garden-vegetable stir fries, and other foods. Why might you choose to use one kind of starch over the other?
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.

$5.99 (Save $4)
Dog and Cat Pests

Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
The family dogs and cats seem to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. But the warm months bring special challenges to pet owners—fleas, ticks, skunk encounters, and more! Here are some common summer pest problems—from ticks to fleas—and solutions.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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