Storing cannas, DIY lip balm, record-breaking heat

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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A birdnote sounding here and there,
A bloom, where leaves are brown and sober,
Warm noons, and nights with frosty air,
And loaded wagons say, October
.
–Thomas Stephens Collier (1842–93)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
275th day of the year


Lorraine Bracco (actress) was born on this day in 1955.
Tom Petty (musician) died on this day in 2017.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
Storing Cannas

Cannas
Cannas are among the most colorful summer bulbs—as flamboyant as their tropical American ancestry—with ruffled spikes tapering to refined buds.
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Record-Breaking Heat

Hot News: Extreme Weather Events of Summer 2019
A number of weather and climatological events—heat waves, heavy rain, forest fires—have recently been in the news. Some of them have affected us directly, while others have had major impacts elsewhere. Here’s a weather wrap-up of notable events from the summer of 2019.
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Sweet Potato Cake

Pecan-Crust Sweet Potato Pound Cake

This is one of our favorite vegetable cakes. It is tender, faintly spicy, and has a light orange crumb.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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DIY Lip Balm

Make Your Own Lip Balm
Coming indoors and going out, the dry winter air causes static hair, parched skin, and—especially—cracked lips. It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own moisturizing lip balm from natural ingredients.
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Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
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October Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for October 2019
Here’s your monthly horoscope for October 2019. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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