Crocuses, peak foliage forecast, extra-bright northern lights

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, September 24, 2019

apples

The beech is dipped in wine; the shower
Is burnished; on the swinging flower
   The latest bee doth sit.
The low sun stares through dust of gold.
And o'er the darkened heath and wold
   The large ghost-moth doth flit.
In every orchard Autumn stands,
With apples in his golden hands.

–Alexander Smith (1829–67)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
267th day of the year


Nia Vardalos (actress) was born on this day in 1962.
Mike Webster (football player) died on this day in 2002.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Plant Crocuses Now

Crocuses
When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight!  Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden!
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Indoor Grilling?

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Peak Fall Foliage Forecast

2019 Fall Foliage Forecast
Our Fall Foliage Forecast 2019 shows the best times to see colorful leaf foliage in America’s leaf-peeping hotspots! Plus—please make you rown foliage report!
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Extra-Bright Northern Lights

What Are the Northern Lights?
Along with the colorful leaves that fall ushers in, the night sky has its own colorful display near the equinox. The northern lights—one of nature’s most dazzling events—are extra-visible. Shimmering curtains of color waft in the night air. Huge arcs and pillars of color dance and float through the dark. Learn more about the aurora borealis.
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Zucchini Fritters

Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds

Our Breaded Fried Zucchini Rounds are just delicious—and take no time to make.

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Farmers' Market Cotton 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. Buy 2 or more and save $3 each automatically! No promo code needed.
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Making Fresh Apple Cider

How to Make Apple Cider With an Apple Press
Make apple cider with an apple press! That pure, sweet taste of fresh apple cider doesn’t even compare to the grocery store stuff and it’s also a fun fall tradition! See how to make homemade apple cider.
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Flamingo Salt and Pepper Shakers

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