Rare transit of Mercury!, Moon on the move, must-make mac and cheese

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, November 10, 2019

pumpkins with snow

The air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the early autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock—
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock
.
–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
Transit of Mercury on Monday, November 11, 2019
Transit of Mercury on Monday, November 11, 2019

It’s hard to evaluate the major astronomical event coming up on Monday, November 11, 2019. It certainly sounds spectacular: the planet Mercury will visibly cross the face of the Sun. The next such transit won’t occur until 2032. Bob Berman has information on when and how to see this rare...
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Jewelry with a Purpose

Neckglasses’ ingenious designs combine fashion with function for one of a kind eyewear. Neckglasses’ reading glasses are cleverly disguised as a jewelry pendant and can be worn anywhere, anytime. In an instant, they go from a stylish pendant to eyewear. Simple, Efficient, Fashionable! Please use “FA30” for 30% off at checkout.

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Sky Map: November 2019
Sky Map: November 2019

Let’s show some appreciation for the Moon this month. Watch it as it moves across the night sky between November 10 and 17!
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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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How to Build a Cold Frame
How to Build a Cold Frame

Learn how to make a cold frame for the garden with these tips. When those first frosts of fall hit, you’ll want to protect your precious plants! 
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

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Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese
Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese

So-o-o-o much better than boxed! A delicious mac and cheese recipe that’s a guaranteed hit with anyone who takes a bite.

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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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The History of Shaving and Beards
The History of Shaving and Beards

Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) did men start shaving their beards? Interestingly, shaving has been around since the cave man! Perceptions of facial hair like beards and mustaches have fallen in and out of fashion over the centuries, just as they do today.
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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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