Leg cramps at night?, no-fail houseplants, perfect roast chicken

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all. 

–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
296th day of the year

Doug Flutie (football player) was born on this day in 1962.
Robert Merrill (baritone) died on this day in 2004.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
Leg Cramps at Night?

Leg Cramps at Night: Causes and Remedies
Eeow! Startled from a deep sleep, you suddenly come to with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or maybe the arch of your foot contracts in violent pain. Commonly called a “Charley horse,” this is a common and painful occurrence. Discover what causes leg cramps at night, as well as how you can prevent and relieve them.


3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You

According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs.
No-Fail Houseplants!

Easy Houseplants for Your Home
Have you caught the houseplant bug? See our list of favorite easy-care houseplants and find the right one for your indoor space.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down!
Amending the Soil in Fall

Organic Soil Amendments Explained
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants! Using soil amendments, you can turn your poor garden soil into a nutrient-rich paradise in which plants will thrive. Here’s an overview of the most commonly used organic soil amendments.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
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Easy Halloween Pretzel Treat

Halloween Pretzel Treat

Our fellow Almanac editor makes these mini chocolate pretzels treats topped with M&Ms every holiday and we can’t wait! 

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.
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Perfect Roast Chicken

Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Roasted vegetables and chicken are a comfort food classic! Make this recipe for a crowd or as a lovely dinner for two—leftovers are even better.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?