10 tips for beginner gardeners, buttermilk pancakes, Ben Franklin

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 17, 2020

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The coldness seemed more nigh, the coldness deepened
As a sound deepens into silences;
It was of earth and came not by the air;
The earth was cooling and drew down the sky.

–Gordon Bottomley (1874–1948)

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners

Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in.
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How To Entirely Empty Your Bowels Every Morning -Surgeon Explains How

According to Dr. Steven Gundry — many so called “health foods” in the American diet contain a dangerous toxin, that could be expanding your waistline. By simply eliminating this harmful toxin, Dr. Gundry has seen thousands of his own patients make swift recoveries. (In fact, he even lost 70lbs himself!) Learn More >>

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The 2021 Garden Planner: Easier, Faster, Better
The 2021 Garden Planner: Easier, Faster, Better

Our 2021 Online Garden Planner is easier, faster, and better—thanks to your input over the past two years! It has so many amazing features, figuring out how much space plants require, how to group vegetables, exactly when to sow seeds for your location—plus, get a printable planting schedule. This...
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!

Benjamin Franklin was born on Sunday, January 17, 1706. To celebrate his birthday, here are some facts and quotes about the legendary man. Happy Birthday, Ben!
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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The Enduring Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
The Enduring Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is well known for his witty sayings and proverbs—that continue to convey timeless truths. In honor of Ben, we pair three of his lesser-known adages with anecdotes that demonstrate his enduring wisdom! 
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Refrigerator Notepads

Perfect for recording grocery needs or tasks. Each pad features a positive message and a magnet for hanging up in a handy spot.

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Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes

Forget about boring, bland pancake mixes. This buttermilk pancake recipe is extra-special for the homemade pancake lover in your family.

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Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.

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