Turkey trivia, godmother of Thanksgiving, stash those leaves now

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 27, 2019


There comes the sound of childish feet
And childish laughter loud and sweet,
And little hands stretch eager palms
To beg the firelight's golden alms.

–James Berry Bensel (1903–85)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Find out who was born today.

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
Turkey Trivia

Turkey Trivia
It’s time for turkey trivia! Can turkeys fly? What’s a baby turkey called? Impress your Thanksgiving guests with these turkey facts!
High Fashion Socks

Bright, colorful designs include: Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open, All You Need Is Love And A Dog, and more!

The Language of Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings and Plant Symbolism. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for a wedding, choosing a single flower for a loved one, or planting a garden, discover the secret language of flowers!
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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Stash those Leaves Now

How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
If you compost, stash a pile of leaves to use as dry material next year. Dry (brown) material is harder to find during the growing season. Learn here about composting to produce rich garden humus—whether you create a hot or active pile or a cold or inactive pile. 
Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.

Godmother of Thanksgiving

Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little time to remember Sarah Josepha Hale, who helped make this national day of thanks possible. 
Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable and made with wood! Features amazing detail.

Best Sweet Potato Recipes

Best Sweet Potato Recipes
Here are some delicious sweet potato recipes, including sweet potato fries, biscuits, casseroles, and desserts. Sweet potatoes are versatile, nutritious, and low in calories, making for the perfect addition to any meal.
Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself.