Improve your soil in the fall, apple cider vinegar drink, persimmon bread

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 16, 2019

butterfly

From dewy lanes at morning

the grapes’ sweet odors rise;

At noon the roads all flutter

With yellow butterflies.

–Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830–85) 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Soil Preparation: How Do You Prepare Garden Soil for Planting?
Soil Preparation: How Do You Prepare Garden Soil for Planting?
Vegetables need good soil for healthy growth and harvests. Well-prepared soil is the foundation of your entire garden—and gives you a jump-start on the season! In our guide to soil preparation, we’ll help you get to know your soil type, teach you how to improve your garden soil quality, and give...
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Autumnal Equinox 2020: The First Day of Fall
Autumnal Equinox 2020: The First Day of Fall
In 2020, the autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox or fall equinox—arrives on Tuesday, September 22. Fall begins in the Northern Hemisphere and spring begins in the Southern Hemisphere. Read about the signs of fall and the ways we mark...
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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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Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
My mom grew up on a big Vermont dairy farm, and every summer, they would haul endless gallons of something called switchel out to the field during haying season. Mom’s recipe for the homemade beverage was simple: apple cider vinegar sweetened with maple syrup (both...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

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Persimmon Bread
Persimmon Bread

Every tried Persimmon Bread? These bright orange fruits are harvested in September and October. The sweet jelly-like bulb is perfect for baking in breads and puddings.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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The Tale of Feather Crowns
The Tale of Feather Crowns
The following story was sent to us in the 1980s by Almanac reader John Dunphy…
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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