When is Labor Day?, when watermelon is ripe, planting garlic, avocado dressing

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 23, 2019

wheat harvest august

Many swarms of wild bees descended on our fields:
Stately stood the wheatstalk with head bent high:
Big of heart we laboured at storing mighty yields,
Wool and corn, and clusters to make men cry
–George Meredith (1828–1909)

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Labor Day Date and History

When Is Labor Day 2020?
Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7, 2020. Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
When Watermelon is Ripe

How to Tell If a Watermelon Is Ripe
Every year I am faced with the same dilemma: how to tell if a watermelon is ripe. Muskmelons are easy; they will slip right off the vine at the peak of perfection. However, watermelons remain firmly attached even when they are overripe.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

Planting Garlic This Fall

Planting Garlic in the Fall
Garlic is incredibly useful in the kitchen and surprisingly easy to grow in the garden. Learn how and when to plant garlic so that you can maximize your harvest!
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.

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Avocado Dressing

Avocado Dressing

Love avocados? Try this lovely pale green Avocado Dressing! Serve over salad leaves, a rice bowl, leftover chicken, you name it! Call it our magic green sauce.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Honey Natural Remedies

Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!
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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