For January I give you vests of skins,
And mighty fires in hall, and torches lit;
Chambers and happy beds with all things fit;
Smooth silken sheets, rough furry counterpanes;
And sweetmeats baked; and one that deftly spins
Warm arras; and Douay cloth, and store of it;
And on this merry manner still to twit
The wind, when most his mastery the wind wins.
Or issuing forth at seasons in the day,
Ye'll fling soft handfuls of the fair white snow
Among the damsels standing round, in play:
And when you all are tired and all aglow,
Indoors again the court shall hold its sway,
And the free Fellowship continue so.
–Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82)
Snake Plants Snake plants, also known as “Mother-in-Law’s Tongue” and Sansevieria, are one of the easiest houseplants to take care of. This succulent plant is very forgiving and perfect for beginners. Here’s how to care for a snake plant in your home!
If you’re over 40 and frustrated with aging, wrinkly skin, get this… My good friends and trusted colleagues Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour put together a presentation revealing a 2-minute home method to restore youthful skin… And as of me writing this, it’s touched the lives of over 4 million people… Click now to discover this youth-restoring breakthrough for yourself:
Can Cats Predict Weather Changes? What is the origin of the phrase, “raining cats and dogs”? Can cats predict if thunderstorm is on its way? How do cats seem to know about weather changes before we do? Let’s explore the wonders of our feline friends!
The Gift of Gardening is a lovely illustrated book filled with inspirational quotes and interesting facts harvested from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is perfect for the garden enthusiast. Includes a space to personalize the book with a “To” and “From” section on the first page.
100 Ways to Avoid Dying “Don’t let a lizard count your teeth.” Discover 100 ways to avoid dying—without giving up any of the stuff you really like to do or eat, according to age-old folklore. (None of these “surefire” ways was made up!)
A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.
Nesting Season for Owls Have you heard the “hoot”? Among the first birds to begin laying eggs each year, the Great Horned Owl and the Barred Owl start sitting on the nest in mid- to late winter. Learn more about these fascinating owls, owl nesting, and facts about owlets (owl babies)!