How to cook a pumpkin, sauerkraut, waking up achy

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 10, 2019

barley
In October dung your field,
And your land its wealth shall yield.
Dry your barley in October,
Or you'll always be sober.

–Proverbs

Thursday, October 10, 2019
283rd day of the year


Jodi Benson (singer, voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid) was born on this day in 1961.
Alex Karras (football player & actor) died on this day in 2012.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
How to Cook a Pumpkin

How to Cook a Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie to pumpkin spice pancakes!
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Sauerkraut Recipe

How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to learn how to make sauerkraut of your own!
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Grow Asian Greens in Fall!

Growing Asian Greens: Fast and Easy!
Try growing Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, or Chinese cabbage! These tasty and popular “gourmet” leaves can be rather expensive in grocery stores but they are super easy to grow—and fast growers, especially in cool weather. Enjoy healthy greens all winter!
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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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How to Press Flowers

How to Press Flowers and Leaves
Pressing flowers is a lovely way to preserve a memory, create a lovely card or framed print, and more.  We’ll show you how to press flowers in five easy steps.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

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Waking Up Achy

Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the morning? Then, after stretching and moving around for a few minutes, do you feel the achiness and stiffness abate (at least some of it)? There’s a reason for this …
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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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