Orionid meteors, updated dog age chart, cinnamon for fall

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, October 20, 2019

The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet.  

–Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Sunday, October 20, 2019
293rd day of the year

Viggo Mortensen (actor) was born on this day in 1958.
Oscar de la Renta (fashion designer) died on this day in 2014.

Jung Seed


Cinnamon: A Seasonal Essential

Cinnamon Is the Star Spice of the Season
Every season has a star spice, and there’s no doubt that autumn ushers in the call for cinnamon to shine. Discover more about using this delicious and healthful spice.


Spring Blooming Bulbs

It is fall bulb planting season! You will need a location with at least 6 hours of sunlight. Plant your bulbs 3x’s deep as the bulb. When nightly temperatures are between 40 - 50 degrees, it is time to begin planting.
Orionid Meteors

Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers, plus meteor shower viewing tips.
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.   
First Fall Frost Dates

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that fits perfectly in a Christmas stocking! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
10 Fall Yard and Garden Tips

10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
When it comes to fall yard and garden cleanup, we have evolved our thinking. It’s not necessary to hack everything down, but that doesn’t mean do nothing. Let’s clean up our yards the right way.
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?  
Updated Dog Calculator

Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
How old is your dog in human years? We used to multiply a dog’s age by seven; however, this calculation isn’t so cut-and-dried. See our dog calculator and chart to discover your dog’s age.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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