Happy Halloween!, Moon and Jupiter meet-up tonight, freezing Brussels sprouts

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble
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–William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

October 31: All Hallows' Eve

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Halloween 2020
Halloween 2020

Halloween is always celebrated on October 31 so the day of the week changes each year. Find the day of Halloween each year plus this holiday’s fascinating history (it may surprise you!). We also have a bagful of Halloween treats for you from delicious recipes, cool crafts, poetry, and fun...
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Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels “What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

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Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days

Discover how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, and why we hold elections in the fall! It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. The solstices and equinoxes were called “Quarter Days” and the mid-points were called “Cross-Quarter Days,” marking the beginning...
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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How to Make Luminarias
How to Make Luminarias

Brighten the night! Here’s how to make luminarias in 3 steps. Luminarias are twinkling paper lanterns that add a festive touch for Halloween, Christmas, or a party—especially during the darker nights of late autumn and winter.
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Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

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Crescent Moon and Jupiter Meet-Up Halloween Night
Crescent Moon and Jupiter Meet-Up Halloween Night

This week’s crescent Moon is extra special. On Halloween night, October 31, see the brightest “star” next to the Moon? That’s Jupiter! Then on November 1 and November 2, the Moon travels to Saturn for another planet meet-up. Here are Bob’s viewing tips.
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Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

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How to Freeze Brussels Sprouts
How to Freeze Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts freeze well, as long as you follow a couple tricks. Freezing properly preserves the vegetables’ freshness so you don’t have to waste excess vegetables. See how to freeze Brussels sprouts for later.
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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