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)

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
 
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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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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch

Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare soil, prevents erosion, and protects plants. In spring, mulch locks in moisture, suppresses weeds, and feeds the soil. Learn how to mulch, when to mulch, and about the many different types of mulch to...
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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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Cutworms
Cutworms

Cutworms can be a major annoyance in the garden, particularly for young seedlings or transplants. Here’s how to identify, prevent, and get rid of cutworms in your garden.
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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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Cowboy Cookies
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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The Best Uses for Baking Soda
The Best Uses for Baking Soda

Bicarbonate of soda—commonly known as “baking soda”—is a wonderful household product for much more than baking! From removing stains to cleaning teeth to even getting rid of your sweet tooth, see 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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