Father's Day activities, solstice tomorrow, BBQ recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 19, 2020


Rais’d are the dripping oars—
Silent the boat: the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon
–Matthew Arnold (1822–88)

Digital Garden Guide
Father's Day Activities

Father's Day on the Solstice: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day this Sunday? This holiday comes on the night of the new Moon! What a perfect time to enjoy stargazing. Plus, it’s the first full day of summertime, bringing more hours of sunshine. Celebrate with these Father’s Day ideas.


How To: Lift Sagging Skin

Doctor’s new discovery makes loose skin vanish.

Solstice Tomorrow!

7 Facts About the June Solstice
If you ask friends what happens on the summer solstice (this Saturday), they’re likely to say it’s the longest day of the year. But let’s learn something new. Bob Berman lists 7 cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts. See how many you know!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

2021 Pre-Sale Now Open!

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

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Maximizing Your Harvest

How to Use Succession Planting to Increase Your Harvest
Are you succession planting? This practice refers to second plantings in spaces where the first crops are finished, maximizing your yield during the peak of season! See which veggies are best for second plantings and more advice on how to increase your harvest.
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.

Delicious BBQ Recipes

Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready to grill? Begin planning now with our Top 10 Tips for Excellent Summer Grilling. Everything tastes better when grilled over an open flame—if done right. Then, grill up a summer feast with best recipes from our juicy burgers to BBQ ribs to easy kabobs. 
My Local Almanac

My Local Almanac is a special Old Farmer’s Almanac digital product that customizes astronomical timetables for your specific location and time zone in the U.S. or Canada. Delivered as a PDF file.

Sunburn Remedies

Home Remedies for Sunburn Relief & Treatment
Here are 20 home remedies for sunburn relief and treatment. If you have a minor sunburn (where the skin is red or sore, but not blistered or broken), try one of these sunburn remedies to help soothe your pain.
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.