Full Sturgeon Moon rises, the many uses of salt, preserving herbs

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

clover bee

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon
!
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)
 

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
225th day of the year


Don Ho (musician) was born on this day in 1930.
Johnny Pesky (baseball player) died on this day in 2012.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
 
Full Sturgeon Moon Rises

Full Moon for August 2020
The Full Moon for August 2020 rises this week. Here’s the date, time, and meaning of what we call the Full Sturgeon Moon—as well as Moon phases, best days by the Moon, and more.
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How to Preserve Herbs

Preserving Herbs
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also like to preserve an abundant supply for the long season when nothing grows outdoors. It’s fun and not all that time-consuming.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

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?  
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The Best Basil Pesto!

Basil Pesto

Serve pesto on fresh pasta, spread on a halved baguette and broiled, or as a pizza topping.

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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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The Many Uses of Salt

Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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About Gut Health

Improving Gut Health: You Are What Your Bacteria Eat
Trillions of “good” bacteria live inside our body. There’s an entire ecosystem—or, microbiome—in our gut! And gut health matters; it’s intertwined with our immune system, which is linked with diabetes, weight loss, and allergies. Learn more about gut health and how to take steps to keep those microbes healthy and happy!
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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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