German potato soup, frost date calculator, covering your plants

This is an archived issue of our 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)

Sunday, October 6, 2019
279th day of the year

Elisabeth Shue (actress) was born on this day in 1963.
Bette Davis (actress) died on this day in 1989.

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!



'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 >>
One-Pot Meals!

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! 


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!
Frost Dates by Zip Code

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
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.
Mulching Guide

Mulching Guide: Benefits of Mulch
Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden. But using mulch incorrectly can have the opposite effect. Here’s how to mulch a garden—and get the most out of mulching.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

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!
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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