Poison ivy remedies, popover pizza, our quiet Sun

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 16, 2020


And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days; 
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, 
And over it softly her warm ear lays.   

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)

The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner
Poison Ivy Remedies

Poison Ivy: Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy Rashes
Misconceptions about poison ivy have led desperate sufferers to adopt some pretty bizarre (and totally useless) cures. Here are some tried-and-true home remedies that can be helpful in treating poison ivy rash. But the best way to foil the itch is by minding the old saying, “Leaflets three, let it be.” 
Looking for American-Made Gifts?

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Our Quiet, Cooling Sun

The Solar Cycle: Latest Updates and Predictions
It seems as though our Sun has been having a lockdown all of its own—it’s been very quiet. Here’s our report on solar cycles, along with forecasts about when we will hit the solar minimum and predictions regarding the next solar maximum. Please weigh in with your own thoughts!


How To: Get Rid Of Deep Fat From Your Belly

Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now”

Growing Raspberries

Cane Enable
This month, our Garden Musings are about raspberries. Mmmm. See our article with plant care tips—or, give your eyes a break and listen to the podcast, read by our editors!
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Interplanting for Small Spaces

Raised Bed Gardens and Small Plots
Grow more in less space with interplanting, succession planting, and other techniques. Robin has five simple gardening tips for ensuring a bountiful harvest, even if you have a small space. 
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.

Popover Pizza Recipe

Italian Vegetable Popover Pizza

In our Italian Vegetable Popcover Pizza recipe, the “crust” is on top. It’s packed with fresh veggies and herbs and oh-so-yummy.

Puzzles & Pleasantries - eBook

The most original puzzle book in years, with more than 250 mind-boggling puzzles on 96 pages that will put you to the test: rebuses, syncopations, ellipses, charades, riddles, enigmas, conundrums, acrostics, metagrams, anagrams, epigrams, logogriphs, logic puzzles, and much more! Delivered as PDF download.