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

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

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)

Digital Garden Guide
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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

How To Slow-Cook Fast
Juggling a lot right now? Getting tired of actively cooking over the stove and seeing dishes and pots stack up in the sink? Try cooking slow, not fast! That’s right. Return to the slow cooker. Throw a few ingredients in the pot, set it, and forget it! Here are our slow cooker recipes including a few 3-ingredient “dump and go” meals.
Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! 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.
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: How to Raise Baby Chickens
Want to learn how to raise chicks? Here’s a beginner’s guide to bringing up baby, from purchasing baby chickens to keeping a happy coop.
Bright and Bold Umbrellas

These sturdy umbrellas come in several nature-inspired designs.