Root cellars, Mercury tonight!, Jupiter-Moon pairing, National S'mores Day

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 9, 2019

dragonfly

When high the sun in noonday glory rides,
Where willows keep the lake's green margin cool,
The speckled trout amid their shadow hides,
And dragonflies haunt every shaded pool. 

–Thomas S. Collier (1842–93)

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed obsolete. However, with a renewed interest in gardening, food security, and even sustainable living, root cellars have returned! Here are some advantages of storing root vegetables in a root cellar and a...
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Feed Your Plants for Free
Feed Your Plants for Free
How and what you feed your plants is important, especially if you garden organically. Many of us prefer to avoid using commercial non-organic fertilizers and opt for organic ones, and fortunately there is a way to make your own organic fertilizers for free. We’ll take you through the key steps.
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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!  

 

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Sky Map: August 2019
Sky Map: August 2019
Spot the elusive planet Mercury in the east before sunrise! It’s a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of the Sun’s innermost planet. Here’s more viewing information and our complimentary, printable August Sky Map to help you navigate easily. 
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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Night Sky for August 2019
Night Sky for August 2019
Welcome to the Sky Watch for August 2019. Bright Jupiter and Saturn are wonderfully positioned this month. See more highlights of the night sky by Almanac astronomer Bob Berman.
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Homemade Graham Crackers and S'mores
Homemade Graham Crackers and S'mores

Did you know National S’more is August 10? Neither did we. But we’re always up for this classic campfire treat and we have a homemade graham cracker recipe—plus, some creative s’mores combinations!

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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