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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, August 1, 2020

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All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August's here again
.
–Helen Maria Winslow (1851–1938)

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The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More

August is upon us! What do we celebrate in August? Why is August a month? See all the notable days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
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Beautiful Green Summer Lawns...Especially When It's Hot!

Huma-Iron™ contains a natural blend of carbon, humus, iron, and trace minerals that will revive your lawn and keep it green throughout the summer and fall months.

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August Birth Flowers
August Birth Flowers

August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 
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The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

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

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August Birthstone: Color and Meaning
August Birthstone: Color and Meaning

August’s birthstone, the peridot, is a light green, ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found in volcanic lava in Hawaii—and in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the Sun” and believed it had special healing powers.
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2021 Almanac Gardening Club

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Club—Become a Member Today and Save 43%! Includes our new book Gardening for Everyone.

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Full Moon for August 2020
Full Moon for August 2020

August’s full Sturgeon Moon reaches its peak on Monday, August 3, 2020. Learn how this month’s full Moon got such a peculiar name!
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2021 Calendars

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

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Kale
Kale

Kale is a cold-hardy crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer. Cool weather brings out the sweet, nutty flavor of this highly nutritious leafy green. Dive into our Kale Growing Guide for information on planting, growing, and harvesting this hardworking beauty.
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2021 Engagement Calendar

This popular week-at-a-glance planning calendar, now in its 26th year of production, provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Each day offers wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore. Each month’s opener features a month-at-a-glance planning calendar, full Moon name, fun facts and quotes, and more!

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