Cleaning cast iron, cover crops, vinegar uses, apple cider bread

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 30, 2019

rain on autumn leaves

'Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine.

–Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)

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How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
How to Clean and Season a Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet can last a lifetime—probably several if it’s passed from generation to generation. Here’s how to clean and season a cast iron skillet to keep it in the best possible condition.
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Rent a Cow (cheddar cheese)

Each lessee will receive three 8 ounce wheels of farmstead cheddar cheese. Fun, informative progress reports describe how the cheese is made and give the latest “moos” from the herd. Help support America’s family farms!

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Apple Cider Bread or Muffins
Apple Cider Bread or Muffins

Moist and tart, Apple Cider Bread can be made as muffins, too.

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Surgeon Reveals How To Grow Back Thinning Brows

According to Dr. John Layke , thinning brows are one of the most noticeable signs of aging. “Thinning brows can actually age your appearance even more than wrinkles,” he revealed. This is a problem you can easily solve at home.

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Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Planting cover crops in the fall is becoming more popular, even in small gardens. These plants have seeds that are easy to scatter, and they do the hard work of building your soil over the winter before spring planting. Here’s advice and our charts on cover crops by region for the United States and...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
How to Make a Terrarium | Gardens Under Glass
Why not try your hand at creating a terrarium? These miniature gardens under glass have been experiencing a revival—and we can see why. It’s a mini ecosystem at work. An entire forest in a jar! Learn how to make a terrarium in five steps—to bring joy all winter ...
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
Who knew that white vinegar could do all of this? Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to relieving insect bites. Vinegar is a natural “wonder” product. Discover vinegar’s versatility but also when NOT to use vinegar.
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