Perseid Meteor Shower peaks, dahlias, freezing peppers

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 12, 2019


Ah in the thunder air how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, 
every leaf silent hardly looses even a last breath of perfume

–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)


Monday, August 12, 2019
224th day of the year

Peter Krause (actor) was born on this day in 1965.
Lauren Bacall (actress) died on this day in 2014.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Perseids Peak

Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower events of the year. Find out when to watch for the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower!


Thinning Hair? Pour This On Your Head And Watch What Happens

Thinning hair can make you feel unhealthy or older than you really are. Fortunately there is a revolutionary solution that gets real and lasting results right in your own home by restoring the appearance of thicker fuller hair.
Caring for Dahlias

2019 is the Year of the Dahlia. These flamboyant, colorful plants yield gorgeous blooms from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are best their best. In colder zones, you’ll need to dig up and store the tubers before the first hard frost if you wish to grow them as perennials. Here’s how to plant, grow, harvest and store dahlias.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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?  
Peach Jam Recipe

Peach Jam

When you think of jam, it is probably strawberries or blueberries that come to mind. But homemade Peach Jam is an outstanding sweet treat!

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.  
How to Freeze Peppers

Freezing Peppers
Peppers are such a lovely fruit. They come in many different colors, sizes, and degrees of heat. Plus, they’re easy to freeze to use all winter. See how.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
Beekeeping Getting Started

Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Learn your beekeeping rules and regulations, choose the right location for your hives, and make sure you have the right habitat.  Here are answers to your practical questions.
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.