German potato soup, frost date calculator, covering your plants

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

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 6, 2019

red maple

Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers
.

–Stephen Vincent Benét (1898–1943)

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
German Potato Soup
German Potato Soup

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

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'Idol' Star Randy Jackson Reveals His Stunning Weight Loss Secret

Randy Jackson was a Grammy winning musician and a judge on the #1 show on TV, American Idol. But he was also suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and even more serious health issues. Now, he looks and feels fantastic. And his health has never been better. Watch His Video >>

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One-Dish Dinner Recipes
One-Dish Dinner Recipes
We’ve rounded up a selection of tasty one-pot dishes. Spend less time in the kitchen cleaning up and more time enjoying your meal! 
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Rent a Maple Tree

A truly memorable Christmas gift! After the sap run, each tree tenant gets at least 60 ounces of the finest wood-fired maple syrup. Your friends get the delicious results, and you get all the raves!

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Frost Dates Calculator
Frost Dates Calculator
What are your final spring frost dates and first fall frost dates? Just punch your zip code or postal code into our Frost Dates Calculator for the United States and Canada to see frost dates for your location (based on the nearest weather station)!  
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

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Covering Plants for an Extended Harvest
Covering Plants for an Extended Harvest
There are some plants that are quite hardy and don’t mind a bit of frost. Others need to be covered to survive once it gets cold. See my photos on using row covers to extend the harvest!
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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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