Dry skin remedies, how to use wood ashes, delicious apple recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

autumn leave
Bright yellow, red and orange,
The leaves come down in hosts;
The trees are Indian princes,
But soon they'll turn to ghosts.

–William Allingham (1824–89)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
289th day of the year


Tim Robbins (actor & director) was born on this day in 1958.
Ed Lauter (actor) died on this day in 2013.


 
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
 
How to Use Wood Ashes

How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to use ashes around the garden and home. Here are five practical ideas.
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How to Make a Hoop House

Extending the Growing Season with a Hoop House
You can get more growing days—if not weeks—by building a hoop house! You’ll extend the season into those shoulder months in early spring and late fall.  (Can’t you smell those vine tomatoes now?) Here’s one farmer’s experience—plus, help on building your own.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for 18 regions of the U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips & techniques, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?  
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Predicting With a Pig Spleen?

Predicting Weather with a Pig Spleen
Here’s a quirky one. Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather? You can call it folklore—but what do you call it when it works?
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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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Delicious Apple Recipes

Apple Recipes: Our Favorites for Fall
Enjoy some of our favorite apple recipes, including a delicious apple pie recipe, apple butter, apple puffed pancakes, apples and pork, and more.
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

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Dry Skin Remedies

Home Remedies for Dry Skin
Are you plagued by dry, itchy skin? Here are some helpful dry skin remedies.
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Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
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