How to raise chickens, car emergency kit, Earth closest to Sun

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 5, 2020


Frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar
Interested in Raising Chickens?

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.


Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy

  Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.
Holiday Houseplant Care

Holiday Plant Care: Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, and Amaryllis
How do you keep your holiday plants alive in the new year? Three longtime favorites—the poinsettia, Christmas cactus, and amaryllis—require similar care and can be coaxed into blooming for future holiday seasons. Here’s how.
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
Your Car Emergency Kit

Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for the worst-case scenario, especially in wintertime!
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Earth Closest to Sun

What Are Perihelion and Aphelion?
Earth reaches at its closest approach to the Sun near midnight on January 4–5, 2020. We call this point in Earth’s orbit around the Sun “perihelion.” Interestingly, we’re closest to our fiery star in the winter and farthest away in the hot summer. Learn more.
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. 
5-Ingredient Baked Carrots

Carrot Casserole

Try something different (and delicious!) with carrots. With only five ingredients, our Carrot Casserole is simple and inexpensive to make.

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