Cutworms, mulching guide, baking soda uses, cowboy cookies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 17, 2020

cuckcoo

This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly
.
–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

 
The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
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Planning a Better Veggie Garden

Planning a Better Vegetable Garden
Planning your garden is at the top of any gardener’s to-do list because it saves time, money, and disappointment. Let’s get started with these tips. Sun and Shade

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3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You

According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs.

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3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You
 
Types of Mulch: Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulching
Mulching Guide

Types of Mulch: Advantages and Disadvantages of Mulching
Mulch is your friend, helping retain moisture and suppress weeds in the garden. See the many advantages—and disadvantages—to mulching. Plus, we list over 10 types of mulch—both organic and non-organic—and tips on how to mulch your garden, including amount of mulch needed.

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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
 
Cutworms
Cutworm Protection!

Cutworms
Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of cutworms.

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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!

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$9.95
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8
 
Cowboy Cookies
Our Favorite Cookie Recipe

Cowboy Cookies

Our Cowboy Cookies recipe is a reader favorite!

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Papillon Salt and Pepper Set

Just for fun the holes in the shaker lids form an S and a P!

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$14.99
Papillon Salt and Pepper Set
 
The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Got Baking Soda? Best Uses!

The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best uses for baking soda.

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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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$24.99
Bold Kitchen Aprons