MLK Day, Vermont farm sandwich, how to live a longer life

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 20, 2020

peaceful winter scene

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

–Martin Luther King Jr. (192968)

 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we celebrate this day—plus, information about this influential American, civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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'Idol' Star Randy Jackson Reveals His Stunning Weight Loss Secret

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>
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Betelgeuse's Bizarre Dimming

Betelgeuse and Orion: Maximum Weirdness
This past week, the star Betelgeuse (Orion’s “left shoulder”) dimmed. Most reports jumped on the supernova angle. What really happened? There’s nothing like a space mystery to spark interest …
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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. 
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$12.97
 
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3 Common Gardening Mistakes

3 Garden Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Ready to start garden planning? Here’s a timely video with three normal mistakes gardeners make when planning their gardens, but you really want to avoid!
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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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$32.99
 
Vermont Farm Sandwich

Vermont Farm Sandwich

Are you brave enough?

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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.
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$19.95
 
How to Live a Longer Life

How to Live a Longer Life
Can you be too busy to die? Perhaps there’s just no time to answer the door when the Grim Reaper comes knocking? Let’s amuse ourselvs with yet another way to possibly live longer.
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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.
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$16.99