Equinox tomorrow, homemade applesauce, honey remedies, extending harvest

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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)

Sunday, September 22, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Equinox Monday: What to Know

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!


Hyacinth Planting

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.

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Extending the Harvest

How to Extend Your Harvest
Are your beans, tomatoes, and garden crops still producing? There are ways to extend that season just a bit longer. We’ll show you 6 techniques.
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!


Make a Bird Seed Wreath

How to Make a Bird Seed Wreath
Learn how to make a bird seed wreath with these simple instructions, and create something very special for the birds in your neighborhood!
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Homemade Applesauce

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.
Wine Bottle Lights

Create ambient lighting from an empty wine bottle! Choose a bottle from a special celebration or because of its interesting shape and color. 

Honey's Healing Power

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!
Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just for fun, the holes in the shaker’s lids form an S and P! More designs also available.