Easter this Sunday, plant a pollinator garden, 10 easy veggies to start

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 9, 2020

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April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o'er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o'er the moistened glade.

–John Askham (1825–94)

 
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Meaning of Easter and More

When Is Easter 2020? | How the Easter Date is Determined
Easter 2020 will be observed on Sunday, April 12! Find out how the date of Easter is determined, why the date changes every year, and how the holiday relates to the first full Moon of spring.
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Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.
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Cleaning Your Chicken Coop

Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but high on my list is to spring-clean the chicken coop. It needs to be done every year! 
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The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Natural Ant Repellent

Repels Black, Red, Fire, Crazy, Sweet, and Carpenter Ants!
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$12.97
 
10 Easy Veggies to Start

10 Easy Vegetables to Grow From Seed
Most vegetables in the garden are easiest to plant from seed. In addition, growing from seed is less expensive, offers more variety, and has a higher success rate. Here are some of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed.
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  What’s more, dandelions don’t stand a chance! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty.
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Plant a Pollinator Garden

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! 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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Easy Dinner: 7 Ingredients

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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Tick Removal Tool

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.
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$19.95