Christmas dinner recipe ideas, gardening gift ideas, pioneer seedswomen

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Wonder is the salt of the earth.
–Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has been updated for 2019. We’ve covered all the classic mains—Christmas Glazed Ham, Prime Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding, and Roasted Turkey.  Plus, don’t forget about the delicious sides from Yorkshire Pudding to Roasted Sprouts. 


Seven Years Without A Cold?

Stop a cold before it starts – naturally. “Not a single cold in seven years.” Copper kills viruses and bacteria on contact. Use CopperZap® at the first sign of a cold about to start. “I was a huge skeptic. I am literally shocked how well it works!”
Gardening Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Gardeners and Nature Lovers
Your Almanac editors have collected some fun and useful gift ideas for garden lovers this year—from an easy-does-it kneeler seat to fairy flower pots to a truly good pair of gardening gloves.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!
History of the Poinsettia

History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are poinsettias poisonous? Learn more!
2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like? A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!    
Pioneer Seedswomen

Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive in the mail. If you think there are too many seed catalogs now, back in the late 1880s there were thousands of small seed companies. Although the cultural information and descriptions in old catalogs are helpful if you are researching heirloom plants, the artwork is the draw.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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Salt and Health

Salt for Preventive Health and Natural Remedies
Try these preventive health measures for salt, a historically important food that can act as a great natural remedy. Salt is inexpensive, but it has many uses for your frugal household.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA.