Labor Day, super burgers, woolly worms, earthshine

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 2, 2019

fireflies

Look! Look down in the garden how
The firefly lights are flitting now!
A million tiny sparks I know
Flash through the pinks and golden-glow.

–Evaleen Stein (1863–1923)

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Labor Day 2020
Labor Day 2020
This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals associated with it, other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
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Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather. If their rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. Just how true is this weather lore? Learn more...
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Support Your Local Farmers 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. 
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What is Earthshine?
What is Earthshine?
Ever noticed that you can sometimes see the part of the Moon that isn’t lit up?  That’s earthshine!  Historically, this is called “the new Moon in the old Moon’s arms.” Learn more about earthshine.
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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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Asters
Asters
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads that range in color from white to blue to purple. They bring delightful beauty to the garden in late summer and autumn, when many of our summer blooms may be fading. Here’s how to grow asters in your garden!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Super Summer Burgers
Super Summer Burgers

These amazing gourmet burgers will have your mouth watering with delicious toppings, including applewood bacon.

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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Summer Salsa Salad
Summer Salsa Salad

This salsa salad earned first place in the 2011 Garden-Fresh Recipe Contest. The editors loved it! Serve as a side or serve with tortilla chips.

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