Vernal equinox, frog sounds, new spring recipes!

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, March 19, 2020

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For glad Spring has begun,
And to the ardent sun
The earth, long time so bleak,
Turns a frost-bitten cheek.

–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox

In 2021, the spring equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What does equinox mean? What happens on the equinox? What determines the first day of spring? Before you try to balance that...
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This Toxic Vegetable Is The #1 Danger In Your Diet

This vegetable could be toxic to your health and may actually be causing weight gain, digestive issues, brain fog, and fatigue. Many food manufacturers market this 1 vegetable as a “health super food.” Click here to find out this “toxic” vegetable >>

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Signs of Spring From the Sky
Signs of Spring From the Sky

What are signs of spring in the sky? Perhaps you’ve noticed the earlier sunrises. Let’s observe a few more signs in the sky—including a springtime smile from our very own Moon.
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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Vernal Equinox Oddities
Vernal Equinox Oddities

On the spring equinox, does the Sun rise due east and set due west? Are day and night equal? Bob Berman shares some vernal equinox oddities for the very first day of spring.
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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A Spring Song: Wood Frogs, Peepers, and a Frog Chorus
A Spring Song: Wood Frogs, Peepers, and a Frog Chorus

The wood frog, which literally freezes its body, comes back from the dead. The spring peeper calls out at the end of winter. Learn all about our fascinating frog friends—and listen to their calls!
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Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

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Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!

Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—asparagus, peas, rhubarb, and even fiddleheads and dandelion blossoms. Make these recipes to greet spring in a delightful and delicious way.
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Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

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