Election Day, why we vote on a Tuesday, fall veggie garden cleanup, leaf mold

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 5, 2019


No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
–Thomas Hood (1799–1845)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
See births, events in history, and more!

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
Election Day Facts & Trivia

When is Election Day 2019?
In the United States, Election Day occurs on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Which states have made Election Day a holiday? When were women granted the right to vote? Here’s a brief history of this day—plus, some common questions and answers and trivia.


Millie's Pierogi

Millie’s Pierogi are handmade using the finest quality ingredients. One dozen delicious Pierogi are nestled in a tray, making a one-pound package of pure enjoyment! Order today!

Why We Vote on Tuesdays

Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday?
Ever wondered why Americans vote on a Tuesday? The practice goes back to a time when Tuesday was the most convenient day and thought to encourage the highest turnout! Read on … 


Looking for American-made Gifts?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-made gift.

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Making Leaf Mold

How to Make Leaf Mold
Fallen leaves can be time-consuming to deal with, so don’t waste all that hard work by throwing them out. Use them to make precious leaf mold instead.
Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 

Veggie Garden Cleanup

Fall Cleanup in Vegetable Gardens
To avoid problems next year, start your vegetable garden cleanup tasks in autumn before the weather gets uncomfortably cold. 
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Pumpkin pie meets cookie bars in these delectable Pumpkin Streusel Bars!

2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

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