Easiest roses, household fixes, waking up stiff and sore

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, April 15, 2020

blackbird

Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers
.
–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

 
Almanac Garden Guide
 
Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Easiest Roses to Grow

Easiest Roses to Grow for Beginners
Roses once had a reputation for being finicky, prima donnas. However, rose breeders have bred the diva qualities out of this garden classic—without sacrificing the beauty and form that makes a rose a rose. Here are three of the easiest roses to grow for any beginner. Put away the sprays. You can...

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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton reveals the way Americans over 40 can stay strong and fit for years to come and it’s so easy, you can do it right at home.

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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"
 
How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
Tomato Cages and Stakes

How to Make Tomato Cages and Tomato Stakes
In this video, we explain how to choose the best plant supports for both bush and vining tomato plants, and show how to make inexpensive homemade tomato cages. This helps to prevent branch breakage, provide air circulation, avoid slug damage, and keep tomatoes productive and healthy.

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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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Foaming Hand Soap
 
Frittata Della Nonna
Simple Frittata With Veggies

Frittata Della Nonna

“My Nonna (grandmother) made this frittata in Italy as a child and teen, and they often ate it for brunch after church, slightly cooled, with toast spread with ricotta and

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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!

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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8
 
15 Tips for Common Household Problems
Tips for Household Fixes

15 Tips for Common Household Problems
We’ve discovered 15 good tricks and tips to cure those annoying but common household problems—from a clogged coffee machine to a musty washing machine. Here’s exactly what to do IF …

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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
Tick Removal Tool
 
Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Joint Stiffness in Morning

Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the morning? Then, after stretching and moving around for a few minutes, do you feel the achiness and stiffness abate (at least some of it)? There’s a reason for this …

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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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Bold Kitchen Aprons