Shasta daisies, Virgo babies, age-old weather lore

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 26, 2019


Upon this leafy bush
With thorns and roses in it,
Flutters a thing of light,
A twittering linnet.

–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

Monday, August 26, 2019
238th day of the year

Branford Marsalis (musician) was born on this day in 1960.
Neil Simon (Pulitzer prize-winning playwright) died on this day in 2018.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Growing Shasta Daisies

Shasta Daisies
The cheerful Shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow Shasta daisies in your garden!


Top Cardiologist: It's Like Giving Your Body A New "Battery" TEXT

According to Dr. Steven Gundry, tiredness and fatigue are an epidemic in America. Fortunately, this is a problem you can easily solve at home. Watch his presentation and learn the 60-second “energy trick” that you can try at home.
Plant Rutabagas!

Rutabagas, or swedes, are root vegetables grown for both their golden root and their greens. Midsummer is the best time to plant rutabagas for a bumper fall harvest. Here’s how to grow interesting rutabagas in your garden!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Age-Old Weather Lore

Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer
Here are some ways to judge the weather, grounded on 50 years’ experience and observations by an ancient English shepherd in 1812.
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.
Happy Birthday, Virgo!

Virgo Zodiac Sign
Happy birthday, Virgo! The Zodiac Sign for Virgo (August 23 to September 22, 2019) is represented by the symbol of a Virgin or Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat, symbolizing modesty and humanity.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Makes a great gardener gift!
Italian-Style Pasta Salad

Italian-Style Pasta Salad

We love this refreshingly different Italian-Style Pasta Salad made with spaghetti instead of the usual elbows or twists.

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.