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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When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined

Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Easter is a “movable feast” that is always held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Do you know how the exact date of Easter is determined? Find out why the date changes every year and how this 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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Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
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! Here’s how to deep-clean the coop.
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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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10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

If you’re a beginner, it’s helpful to know which vegetables are easiest to grow from seed. Plus, growing from seed is less expensive, offers more variety, and has a higher success rate. Our list below includes vegetable seeds that can be sown directly into your garden soil. Some...
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Vern Ader's Weed Spinner

Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed!  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. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard

With more reports showing that pollinators are 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 planting a pollinator strip of flowers to choosing...
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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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Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
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 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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