Choosing chicken breeds, new 2020 plants!, February forecast for Groundhog Day and beyond

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 26, 2020

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There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogs.
–Hal Borland (1900–78)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
February Forecast Update: Winter Weather Ahead for Groundhog Day and Beyond
February Forecast Update: Winter Weather Ahead for Groundhog Day and Beyond

The two most important events of the year for many both occur on the same day this year—Sunday, February 2—when Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil will be looking for his shadow during commercial breaks in the early-morning TV run-up to Super Bowl LIV, which will be taking place that evening...
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How To Entirely Empty Your Bowels Every Morning - Top Surgeon Explains How

Dr. Steven Gundry Reveals How To Defeat The War In Your Stomach. Learn More >>

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How to Use Garden Planner Software

In this video, we demonstrate how to use the Almanac Garden Planner software—and how it can save you time and money.
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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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New and Notable Plants for 2020
New and Notable Plants for 2020

We are being inundated with seed catalogs this year. It will be hard to find room among the tried and true to experiment with all the new things I’d like to try. Here are some edibles that caught my eye—as well as a few flowers.
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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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Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a flavorful, stir-fried dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chile peppers.

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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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