Cantaloupes, witch hazel remedies, tick season, moonbows

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, July 11, 2020


O summer day beside the joyous sea!
O summer day so wonderful and white,
So full of gladness, and so full of pain!
Forever and forever shalt thou be--
To some the gravestone of a dead delight,
To some the landmark of a new domain."

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Find out who was born today.


Can you help us?

As an Old Farmer’s Almanac enthusiast, we’d like your opinion on a new book concept. Our recently released Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook has become a bestseller. (If you’re not familiar with it, “see inside” here).

We are considering the following two ideas for a companion publication that would have a similar look and feel, and we’d like to know what you think. Please click on the subject that appeals to you more:

Flower Gardener's Handbook    Indoor Gardener's Handbook

If neither, what gardening topic appeals to you? Let us know.

Thank you! We appreciate your time and value your loyalty to the Almanac!

Growing Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes are a delicious, heat-loving melon with a relatively long growing season, making them especially well-suited for southern gardeners. Here’s how to grow cantaloupes in your garden!


There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

How to Spot a Moonbow

You've heard of “somewhere over the rainbow.” But how about “somewhere over the moonbow”?
The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

What is old is new again! Established in 1792 and published every year thereafter. Pre-order The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac today and get your copy first. 

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Is there any dessert more comforting than the crumble?

Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Gardeners love it so much, we had to print more! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

Witch Hazel for Bites and More

Witch Hazel: Natural Remedy and First Aid Plant
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a humble but amazing native North American shrub. For centuries, this plant has been used to calm skin irritations and heal. You can even make your own tincture! Learn more.
2021 Calendars

SHIPPING SOON! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watcher’s, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

Tick Season Remedies

Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
If you spend time outside or have pets that go outdoors, it’s important to be aware of tick bites—their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Some ticks transmit Lyme Disease, so we’ll also help you understand types of ticks and disease symptoms.
The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.