Raising chickens 101, growing rhubarb, dinner ideas with fewer ingredients!

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 23, 2020


The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair
Abraham Cowley, English poet (161867)

Almanac Garden Guide
Raising Chickens 101 series

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.
Looking for American-Made Gifts?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-Made gift.
Folk Remedies for Headaches

16 Folk Remedies for Headaches
Here are 16 folk remedies for headaches. Back then, they didn’t have that warning, “Don’t try these at home”! (But we do now, so proceed with caution!)
Top U.S. Doctor: “We’re sick because of our food” (Do This 1 Thing)

The real reason American health plummeted since the 1950s
Growing Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is generally used as a fruit in desserts and jams. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest your own rhubarb.
Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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A Bee-Friendly Garden

Plant Pollination: Encouraging Bees to Your Garden
Support pollination with a bee-friendly garden! We’ll help you choose bee-friendly flowers—and the bees will help you with more vegetables, fruits, and flowers! Article text included. 
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 
Fewer-Ingredient Dinner Ideas

15 Easy Dinner Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Less
In order to make dinners as easy possible, we’ve rounded up recipes that call for 10 or fewer main ingredients—and stress pantry staples. Our goal was to balance flavor with convenience!  From enchiladas to flavorful chicken dishes, you can whip up dinner in no time!
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!