Indian summer?, guess our first snow contest, reclaiming garden patch

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, November 8, 2019

Now is the time for the burning of the leaves.
They go to the fire; the nostril pricks with smoke
Wandering slowly into a weeping mist.
Brittle and blotched, ragged and rotten sheaves!
A flame seizes the smouldering ruin and bites
On stubborn stalks that crackle as they resist.

–Robert Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

Friday, November 8, 2019
312th day of the year

Parker Posey (actress) was born on this day in 1968.
Bil Keane (cartoonist; creator of comic strip Family Circus) died on this day in 2011.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
What is Indian Summer?

Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” And while their error is certainly not of the world-shaking variety, they are, for the most part, mistaken.


Trade Street's natural, low sugar jams will make the best meals and cocktails your Thanksgiving table has ever seen

Brooklyn’s woman- and minority- owned Trade Street Jam Co. is making healthy, vegan jams that’ll take your Thanksgiving meal to the next level. From cocktails to entrees, these jams are sure to impress. Use code GOODFOOD for 15% off.
Guess Our First Snow!

Guess Our First Snow Contest
The annual “Guess Our First Snow Contest” is over! Thank you to all of our Companion readers who took a guess.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 
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When is the Full Beaver Moon?

Full Moon for November 2019
November’s Full Beaver Moon rises on Tuesday, November 12! Learn when to spot it in your area and the meaning behind this Moon’s name.
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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Reclaiming a Garden Patch

Reclaiming Your Garden Soil
Reclaim a weedy patch, small field, farmland, or large garden with soil that is either spent or neglected. Then restore the soil to make it productive again! See our advice. 
Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. Choose from different luxurious scents!
Garlic's History of Healing

Garlic's History of Healing
You might know garlic simply as your favorite fall crop, but it also has a long history of healing.


For gardening enthusiasts everywhere!

Join The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Club, and you’ll get all the resources we have for gardeners—an attractive gardening wall calendar, the premier gardening guide, EXTRA! digital monthly magazine, plus the annual edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.