Letter to our Almanac family, simple recipes, easy garden projects, stargazing this weekend

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, March 27, 2020


I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
–William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Almanac Garden Guide
Letter to Almanac Community

Dear Friends of The Old Farmer’s Almanac
For 228 years, people have turned to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for advice and wisdom in times of uncertainty. This remains true now more than ever before.


How To: Lift Sagging Skin

Doctor’s new discovery makes loose skin Vanish
Easy Backyard Stargazing

Venus At Brightest in Years in Late April
April 27, 2020 (EDT), or April 28, 2020 (UT), is officially the planet’s brightest evening in years—though the planet will dazzle you anytime this week. It’s so unusually high and brilliant, it’s safe to say that you’ve never seen it looking better, not in your whole life.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!
Easy Garden Projects

Gardening With Kids: What to Plant and Fun Activities
With kids at home, harness a bit of their energy (and your own) by enticing them to help in the garden! Nature has not been canceled and there are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning experiences outside. Here are some ideas on what to plant in a garden for kids—and other fun activities.
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
Simple Recipes for Trying Times

10 Easy Recipes to Cook When You're Self-Quarantined
By now, most American households have hunkered down. What do we cook during this uncertain period when it may be hard to find the supplies we need? Here are 10 inexpensive, easy-to-prepare recipes from a few readily available ingredients—plus a few helpful tips.
Garden Guide Online Edition

Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer! The Garden Guide’s large, full-color pages are loaded with “Purple Power” colorful choices for better health as well as general information, landscaping basics, the magic of mushrooms and easy DIY planting projects.
Tips on Keeping Food Safe

COVID-19: A Few Food Safety Precautions
Is our food safe? Reassuringly, there’s currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted through food. However, there are a few precautions regarding how we handle food and food delivery. See helpful facts and timely tips on food safety.
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.