Turkey trivia, godmother of Thanksgiving, stash those leaves now

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

family

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
331st day of the year


Michael Vartan (actor) was born on this day in 1968.
Lotte Lenya (actress) died on this day in 1981.


 
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!
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High Fashion Socks

Bright, colorful designs include: Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open, All You Need Is Love And A Dog, and more!
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$11.97
 
The Language of Flowers

Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Before you select a bouquet, check out the flower meanings from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!  While most of us know that red roses symbolize love, did you realize that most plants, herbs, and flowers have centuries-old symbolic meanings? Some flowers mean friendship; others symbolize love; yet others represent loss. Here’s our full list of flower meanings.
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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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$14.99
 
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. 
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Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.
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$17.99-$31.99
 
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. 
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Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable and made with wood! Features amazing detail.
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$15.95
 
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.
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Dishwasher-Safe Bamboo Cutting Board with Rooster

This handy and handsome cutting board sports a hole in the corner—just like The Old Farmer’s Almanac itself. 
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$23.97