Pumpkin pancakes, lavender in winter, grow gourmet greens yourself

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 18, 2019

The hollow winds begin to blow, 
The clouds look black, the glass is low; 
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep, 
And spiders from their cobwebs peep. 

–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

Friday, October 18, 2019
291st day of the year

Erin Moran (actress) was born on this day in 1960.
Dee Dee Warwick (soul singer) died on this day in 2008.

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Our Fave! Pumpkin Pancakes!

Pumpkin Pancakes

We are crazy about these Pumpkin Pancakes! We couldn’t believe how delicious they tasted. Could it be the secret ingredient (bacon drippings)?



3 Warning Signs Your Olive Oil Is Slowing Your Metabolism

Did you know that buying the wrong olive oil could be putting you and your family’s health at risk? Several brands are made up of artificial ingredients that can lead to dry skin, achy muscles and joints, weight gain, and even heart problems. Learn More….
Halloween Treat Ideas

Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets and treats! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and desserts. From classic pumpkin pie to caramel-covered apples, we’ve got many of the fall classics that the young (and young at heart) love.
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook

BRAND-NEW #1 BESTSELLER!  After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference book that includes all of our expertise!
Peak of Fall Foliage?

2019 Fall Foliage Map
Have the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Check out the latest on our interactive Fall Foliage Map 2019—and add your report!
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.
Lavender in Winter

How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Every spring, I try very hard to resist the siren call of the half-hardy lavenders. I curse the garden centers that offer these plants knowing full well they will not survive the winter in my area! If you’ve succumbed to the lavender allure, here’s how to keep these aromatic gems alive over the winter so you can enjoy them again next summer.
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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Grow Your Own Asian Greens

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!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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