Pomander balls, 5-second rule!, hair loss, lemon trees in pots

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 3, 2019


May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
–J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
December Pomander Balls

How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As the fruit dries, it releases a lovely fragrance. Pomanders make beautiful centerpieces, gifts for friends, tree ornaments, and air fresheners.


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!
Lemon Trees in Pots

Growing Citrus in Containers
If you can’t visit the tropics, treat yourself to citrus trees in containers. Dwarf citrus varieties grow year-round. They all bear edible fruit and have glossy, evergreen leaves and delicious-smelling flowers. (The scent is heavenly!) Learn more . .  


Actress: The Bathroom Habit You Need To Do Before Brushing Your Teeth

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions
Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork

Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork

A loyal reader created this Rocky Mountain Cuban Pork recipe for her daughter, who missed the sour orange trees in her parents’ backyard when she relocated to Colorado.

Alpaca Fleece Super Warm Extreme Socks

These thick socks have been to the Arctic Circle, Antarctica, and the Alaskan Iditarod Race! But you may want them as cozy soft house slippers.
Hair Thinning and Loss

Hair Loss: Causes and Home Remedies
Have you experienced thinning hair or hair loss? Wondering why it’s happening and how to stop it? Here’s a look at the usual causes, as well as some natural home remedies.
Alpaca Fleece Outdoor Adventure Socks

The cure for cold feet! Perfect for hiking, work, and active fun.
Five-Second Rule!

The Five-Second Rule: Fact or Fiction?
We’ve all done it: Yelled “5-second rule!” after dropping food on the floor, then quickly picked it up and popped it into our mouths. The as­sumption is that 5 seconds is not a long enough time for the food to pick up harmful bacteria. Or is it?
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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