Our native wild turkey, blue ribbon pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving displays

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 21, 2019

northern lights

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—
an endless prospect of magic and wonder.

–Ansel Adams (1902–84)

Thursday, November 21, 2019
325th day of the year

Troy Aikman (football player) was born on this day in 1966.
David Cassidy (singer and actor) died on this day in 2017.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
Natural Thanksgiving Displays

Unusual Squash and Gourds for the Thanksgiving Displays
Colorful squash and gourds are signs of Thanksgiving to me—harking back to the Pilgrims—and the Thanksgiving table would not be complete without them. Here are some unusual varieties to look out for—warts and all—and ways to these natural decorations in the home for displays and centerpieces.


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!
Slow Food, Slow Down

Thanksgiving: Slow Food, Slow Down
Everyone has heard of fast food but Thanksgiving is a time to think about slow food. No, I don’t mean the bad service you get at the favorite greasy spoon.


If Nothing Has Fixed Your Fatigue, Try This At Home

Dr. Gundry serves as the personal physician to many A-list celebrities. But you don’t have to be a Hollywood star to take advantage of his energy secret. Dr. Gundry explains tiredness and fatigue are an epidemic in America. “Life’s too short to feel tired all the time…”
Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie

Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie

This recipe won a blue ribbon at the Goshen (Connecticut) Fair—thus the name. The pumpkin pie is nice and firm, not too custardy.

Alpaca Fleece Outdoor Adventure Socks

The cure for cold feet! Perfect for hiking, work, and active fun.
All-Purpose Flaky Pie Crust

All-Purpose Butter Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

This is an excellent crust—tender, buttery, flaky. Use this all-purpose pie dough recipe with sweet or savory pies.

Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
Birding: The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey: History of an All-American Bird
The American Wild Turkey has become an iconic symbol of Thanksgiving. Perhaps a brief history about our native bird is in order.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down!