Thyme, fridge pickles, bug hunt competition, sundogs

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 13, 2020


The sun is an eagle old,
There in the windless west.
Atop of the spirit-cliffs
He builds him a crimson nest.

–Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)

Monday, July 13, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Almanac Gardening Club
Growing Thyme

Thyme is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. It smells like summer to us! There are both fragrant ornamental types as well as culinary thyme varieties which add a savory note to summer soups, grilled meats, and vegetables. Here’s how to plant and grow thyme.


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.

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Big Hunt Competition 2020

The Big Bug Hunt Video Clip Competition 2020
If you love watching out for insects in your garden, or simply have spare time on your hands during the coronavirus lockdown, there’s a new competition that may have your name on it! Just take your phone and video bugs you find in your garden. We’re offering to pay for every clip featured in our...
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%! 

What Are Sundogs?

What Are Sundogs? Rainbows Beside the Sun!
Ever seen a rainbow-colored patch of light on the side of the Sun? This is called a “sundog” (or “sun dog”). Discover this optical phenomenon, how sundogs form, and even how they predict the weather!
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.

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How to Make Fridge Pickles

How To Make Refrigerator Pickles
Ready for quick pickles? Making refrigerator pickles is so easy—no special canning equipment needed. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious, crunchy homemade pickles are low in sodium. Here’s the recipe—plus a video demonstration if you need it. 
2021 Calendars

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

How Healthy Are Green Beans?

Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give back to the soil!
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.