Snake plants, cats and weather, 100 ways to avoid dying, owl nesting

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
About Snake Plants

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! 
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Cats and Weather

Cats and Weather—The Folklore
What is the origin of the phrase, “raining cats and dogs”? What do animals falling from the sky have to do with torrential downpours? Let’s explore!
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Pot Roast With Veggies

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

One of our favorite comfort foods, classic Pot Roast has just a handful of ingredients, including beef, potatoes, carrots, and onion.

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The Gift of Gardening

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.

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100 Ways to Avoid Dying

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 were made up!)
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The Owls Are Out!

Nesting Season for Owls
Have you heard the owls? Among the first birds to begin laying nests, the Great Horned Owl and the Barred Owl often lay eggs from the end of January through February. Learn more about owl nesting—and facts about owlets (owl babies)!
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