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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 22, 2019
Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall.
–Jean S. Untermeyer (1886–1970)
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. Why do we mark the equinox? Here’s all you need to know!
Time to plant your hyacinth bulbs! September and October for the North while October and November are best for the South. The hole should be 6 to 8 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart. Water after planting.
How to Can Applesauce!
Making homemade applesauce is a favorite fall tradition of ours. Here’s how to make applesauce–and how to can it for year-round deliciousness. Mix sweet and tart apples for a unique flavor.