Best slow cooker recipes, raising baby chicks, 5 golden garden rules

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 19, 2020


Keen gleams the wind, and all the ground
Is bare and chapped with bitter cold.
The ruts are iron; the fish are found
Encased in ice as in a mold.

–Charles De Kay (1848–1935)

Sunday, January 19, 2020
19th day of the year

Desi Arnaz, Jr. (actor, son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) was born on this day in 1953.
Stan "The Man" Musial (baseball player) died on this day in 2013.

Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
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5 Golden Rules of Garden Planning

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Here are five golden rules to make your garden more productive! We’ll help you to avoid many of the pitfalls this year.


Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach and More! Plant Now for Earliest Greens!

January is not too early to sow some Wild Garden Salad Mix, Hardy Asian Greens, Tangy Arugula or Savory Scallions in a greenhouse, cold frame or a sunny south facing window for tender spring salad bowls picked fresh from your garden.
Gardening and Home Brewing!

Gardening and Home Brewing
From the earliest days, Americans and their presidents have been brewing. Ever brewed your own beer, cider, or ale?


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!”
Delicious Slow Cooker Ideas

Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Forget about fast food—slow food is where it’s at! Using a slow cooker or crock pot allows you to have home-style meals even with a busy schedule. If you haven’t discovered the joy of slow cooking yet, try these recipes and get a taste of what you’ve been missing!
Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
Every Been Ice-Fishing?

Ice-Fishing Tips
Ice-fishing, while enjoyable, can also be dangerous.
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.
Raising Baby Chicks

Raising Chickens 101: Raising Baby Chicks
Want to learn how to raise baby chicks? Here’s a beginner’s guide to bringing up baby!
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.