Shortbread recipe, okay to feed the birds?, darkest days

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 6, 2019

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If December be changeable and mild, The whole winter will remain a child.
–Proverb

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The Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookies

A great shortbread cookie has a mouthwateringly buttery taste and a crumbly texture.

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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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Night Sky for December 2020
Night Sky for December 2020

What’s up in the December 2020 night sky? Get ready for the Great Conjunction! This historic merging of Jupiter and Saturn is not to be missed. Plus, find more skywatching highlights, including the very active Geminid meteor shower, the winter solstice, and the full Cold Moon.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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The Darkest Time of the Year (is Not on the Solstice)
The Darkest Time of the Year (is Not on the Solstice)

When is the earliest sunset of the year? Many folks think it’s on the winter solstice. But the darkest days are actually now—in early December! Bob Berman explains this phenomenon.
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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.

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Feeding Wild Birds: A Guide To Seed Types
Feeding Wild Birds: A Guide To Seed Types

Is it okay to feed the birds? It depends on the food and the bird. Our handy wild bird food chart lists the types of seeds, nuts, and other foods that are liked most by different types of wild birds in your backyard.
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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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How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?

These days, many of us found our Christmas tree at a garden supply store or a local church selling them as a fundraiser. Ever wonder where they get the trees? Christmas tree farms, of course! But it’s not always easy. Growing Christmas trees is similar to producing any other agricultural crop. It’s...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.

 

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