Easter symbols, dyeing eggs naturally, hot cross buns!

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 10, 2020

flowers

In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller's eye
.
–Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)

April 10, 2020: Good Friday

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The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
The Surprising Origins of Easter Symbols: From Lambs to Lilies
From lambs to lilies, there are many beautiful Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why? The origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore. The Easter bunny tradition came from the Germans (similar to Santa Claus). And then there are the Easter foods!...
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How To: Help Your Dog Live Longer and Better

If you have noticed your dog having lower energy, redness inside the ears, bad breath, or their poop smells very bad, then these could be warning signs of something serious. Click here to find out right now if your dog is affected.

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Night Sky Map for April 2021: Minor Constellations
Night Sky Map for April 2021: Minor Constellations
Welcome to the Night Sky Map for April! This month, we focus on lesser-known constellations that aren’t quite big or bright enough to make it into the “Big Leagues,” but are certainly still worth gazing at!
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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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Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Be inspired by other gardeners’ gardening ideas! We’re really in awe of the vegetable garden plan developed by Lisa M. and her husband—and see why they are so excited by the results. 
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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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Hot Cross Buns With Icing
Hot Cross Buns With Icing

Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

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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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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own kitchen and nature can provide all you need. It’s fun and something different to try. Note: You’ll want to dye these eggs at least one day in advance for vivid colors.
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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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