ID garden weeds, Sturgeon Moon rises, power salad!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 14, 2019


The sun drew off at last his piercing fires.
Over the stale warm air, dull as a pond
And moveless in the grey quieted street,
Blue magic of a summer evening glowed
–Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938)


Wednesday, August 14, 2019
226th day of the year

Catherine Bell (actress) was born on this day in 1968.
Ron Palillo (actor) died on this day in 2012.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Caring for Apple Trees

How are your apple trees growing? Don’t forget to water young trees as they establish their root systems! Here’s more advice on planting, growing, and harvesting apples.


How To: Feel Years Younger By Boosting Your Cells

2019’s most talked-about innovation came when Dr. Rand McClain, the Los Angeles based “Doctor to the Stars,” released his new technique for what some are calling the “Body Restore formula.” - Watch The Presentation
ID Garden Weeds

Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but if you’re growing vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers, it’s important to identify and control the unwanted plants. Here are 13 of the most common weeds found in gardens and lawns—with weed identification pictures and tips on how to manage their growth.
Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.
We All Fit in a Sugar Cube!

Can the Entire Human Race Fit Inside a Sugar Cube?
What if we told you that the entire human race could fit inside a sugar cube? Bob Berman explains this intriguing question in this week’s entertaining podcast.
Farmers' Market Cotton Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. Buy 2 or more and save $3 each! No promo code needed.
Power Salad!

Chicken Spinach Salad with Oranges, Dates, and Goat Cheese

This refreshingly tangy Chicken Spinach Salad With Oranges, Dates, and Goat Cheese is just right for a summer lunch with friends or a great addition to family dinner.

Chala Cell Phone Cross Body Purses

Fun and functional! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.
Summer Food Safety

Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the area of food safety, I’m a stickler for the rules. One in six Americans this year will get sick from something they ate. Don’t be the one! Here are four food safety guidelines to keep food safe.
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.