Groundhog Day and Candlemas, winter pruning tips, Super Bowl dips

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 30, 2020

window pane
Design the winter on the window pane,
Admit pale sun through cobwebs left from autumn;
Remember summer when the flies are stilled;
Remember spring, when the cold spider sleeps
.
–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)

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Groundhog Day 2021
Groundhog Day 2021
Happy Groundhog Day 2021! Did Phil see his shadow? Will we enjoy an early spring? Find out—and learn more about this unusual holiday—which has its roots in astronomy and some weird European traditions, including a famous weather-predicting groundhog! 
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3 Warning Signs Your Olive Oil Is Slowing Your Metabolism

Did you know that buying the wrong olive oil could be putting you and your family’s health at risk? Several brands are made up of artificial ingredients that can lead to dry skin, achy muscles and joints, weight gain, and even heart problems. Learn More….

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Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Late winter or early spring is the best time time to prune most shrubs and trees—but not all! See our list of which trees and shrubs to prune, and get some general pruning tips for the season.
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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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Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Planning a Square-Foot Garden
Learn the basics of planning a square-foot garden (SFG)—which makes efficient use of small spaces by densely planting in squares. Find out the pros and cons, whether square-foot gardening really works, the ideal size and depth that a square-foot garden should be, and more tips. Plus, find six SFG...
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Vegetable 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Lettuce know if you like this puzzle! Family-time fun. Made in the USA. 

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Time for Super Bowl Dip Recipes!
Time for Super Bowl Dip Recipes!
Our delicious dip recipes are perfect for Super Bowl, game days, or snack time. We’ve got all the favorites: onion dip, guacamole, spicy buffalo chicken dip, spinach artichoke dip, nacho layer dip, and more. Just add tortilla chips, pita, or crackers and you’re set to kick back and enjoy the game.
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Farm Sweet Farm Jumbo Coffee Mugs

Large, double-sided, dishwasher-safe mugs. Each mug includes a generously-sized hole that allows coffee to pour out when the mug is tilted.

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