Chicken coops, surviving hurricanes, summer salads

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 6, 2020

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High noon in August! over all the land
The very air is palpitant with heat;
While stretching far, the fields of ripening wheat
Unrippled lie as plains of yellow sand!

–Henry Sylvester Cornwell (1831–86)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
If you’re going to raise chickens, you’ll need a chicken coop to house them in! You can find a pre-built coop kit or build your own. Either way, here are design considerations for a simple chicken coop that’s sound, predator-proof, and doesn’t break your budget—plus, get pro tips for building a...
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LOOKING FOR AMERICAN-MADE GIFTS?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-Made gift.

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Using Boulders, Rocks, and Stones in the Landscape
Using Boulders, Rocks, and Stones in the Landscape
I love rocks! Do you? Just like early farmers, I put them to good use, too. If you have rocks, stones, and boulders that litter your landscape, they may be a blessing in disguise.
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How To Remove Dark Spots (Do This)

A common misconception that many people have are that dark skin spots are caused by the sun, when in fact they are actually signs of advanced aging.  Dr. Gundry has a special at home method that you can use in her home to help reduce dark spots, age spots, and uneven skin tones. Watch The Video.

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How to Survive a Hurricane: Hurricane Safety Tips
How to Survive a Hurricane: Hurricane Safety Tips
What to do if a hurricane is forecasted? Don’t panic. All in one checklist, here is what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. If you live in a susceptible area, it’s especially important that you take precautions on how to survive a hurricane with these safety guidelines.
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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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Favorite Summer Salad Recipes
Favorite Summer Salad Recipes
These delicious summer salad recipes feature seasonal vegetables from the garden or market. We know that salads can get “boring” after a while—so we hope you’ll find that all of these salads provide a fresh and flavorful take!
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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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Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful nutrients and minerals.
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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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