Marigolds, mulled apple cider, how to compost

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 4, 2019

apple harvest

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining
–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
Growing Marigolds

No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than the marigold. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, bringing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long.


Heart Surgeon: Throw Out Your Olive Oil Now (Here’s Why)

Did you know that buying the wrong olive oil could be putting you and your family’s health at risk? Several brands are made up of artificial ingredients that can lead to dry skin, achy muscles and joints, weight gain, and even heart problems. Learn More…
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How to Compost

The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
Here’s how to make your own compost—the very best food that you can give to your plants. Making really great compost requires the right mix of ingredients. This video and article provides instructions on how to mix greens and browns with air and moisture to make better compost and to make composting faster.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

Nothing taste better than hot Mulled Apple Cider on a cold winter’s evening. Plus, it fills the house with a delicious fragrance. 

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.
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Challah Recipe

Simona's Challah

Challah is the traditional Jewish Sabbath and Holiday bread. It is rich with eggs, slightly sweet, and a little spongy inside. 

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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Gleaning. A Metaphor for Life.

The Beauty of Gleaning
As harvest time wraps up, most gardeners will “glean” the last stragglers—the tiny zucchini struggling, a malformed carrot. This act of “gleaning” is also a metaphor for life.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!