Healing with aloe vera, banana bread, peonies, worm bins

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.

–Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit

Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace while doing double duty as a self-regenerating first-aid kit.
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SPRING IS COMING. ARE YOU READY?

ECHO has all your equipment needs to start the season off right. New products. Innovation. Power. Productivity. Make this spring the best yet with ECHO

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A Dozen Weather Mysteries
A Dozen Weather Mysteries

The case of the flying alligator. The case of the disappearing summer! Weather can be very mysterious. Sometimes we figure out the science and sometimes there’s simply no explanation! Here are 12 weird, wild, and scary weather events explained.
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Peonies
Peonies

The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
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Foaming Hand Soap

These luxurious and fragrant soaps contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle moisturizing. Choose from many different scents while supplies last. Each comes in a good-looking, generously-sized bottle.

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Worm Composting 101: How to Make a Simple Worm Bin

Wonderful wiggling worms are the starting point to healthy soil and can create truly awesome compost. Put worms to work in your garden by making your own wormery. It’s easy and will yield nutritious worm compost to enrich your soil. In this short video, we’ll show you how to make a wormery step-by-...
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Blue Ribbon Banana Bread
Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

Got ripe bananas? Make Banana Nut Bread! This recipe is a state fair blue ribbon winner and has a wonderfully rich banana favor.

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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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