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