Columbus Day, insects and weather, why am I so tired?

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 14, 2019

pheasant
Fresh October brings the pheasant; Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Monday, October 14, 2019
287th day of the year


Harry Anderson (actor) was born on this day in 1952.
Lou Albano (American professional wrestler, manager and actor) died on this day in 2009.


 
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Canadian Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day 2019
In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Why do we celebrate this all-important feast day? Enjoy a brief history of the holiday, Thanksgiving trivia, delicious recipes, folklore, and more!
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Insects and Weather Lore

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
After a bountiful season, it’s time to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant spring! Here’s everything you should do to get your garden ready—from cleaning out the vegetable garden to protecting trees and shrubs.
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Maple Syrup Recipes

Best Maple Syrup Recipes
Today most people pour maple syrup onto pancakes or use it in dessert recipes. But maple syrup is a versatile ingredient. Here are some recipes for making breakfast, lunch, and dinner just a little sweeter.
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Why Am I So Tired?

Why Am I So Tired?
Do you often feel fatigued during the day for seemingly no reason at all? Here are some of the most common causes of fatigue—and how to overcome them!
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