Squirrels, DIY natural pesticides, tomato sauce

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 10, 2020

woods

Gently I stir a white feather fan,
With open shirt sitting in a green wood.
I take off my cap and hang it on a jutting stone;
A wind from the pine-trees trickles on my bare head.

–Li Po (700–761)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Organic Pesticides: 5 Natural Ways to Beat Bugs
Organic Pesticides: 5 Natural Ways to Beat Bugs
There is no magic bullet for keeping your garden pest-free. It involves a lot of work and diligence on your part. Some tricks I have learned over the years are ways to cope with bugs without resorting to nasty chemicals. Here are my tips, including some homemade insecticidal sprays.
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Randy Jackson: "This Drink Is Like A Powerwash For Your Gut"

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>

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Squirrels
Squirrels
Got squirrel problems in the yard, garden, and attic? Sure, they’re entertaining to watch and we’re fond of these furry critters, but if you lose your entire vegetable garden and all your bulbs, it can be very frustrating. So what’s a gardener to do? You can co-exist. Try these top tips for...
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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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Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
What are the differences between an asteroid, meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite? And how do you find a meteorite? Meteorites that fall to Earth are the next best thing to space missions. Extraterrestrial material comes to us, instead of the other way around! Learn more …
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The Almanac is the perfect stocking stuffer!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is a delightful stocking surprise for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Enjoy a holiday season filled with wit and wisdom from your favorite Old Farmer. The Almanac is guaranteed to make people smile and to tickle your funny bones. Order today to get your Almanacs in time for the holidays!

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How to Can Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Tips
How to Can Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Tips
Have you ever canned tomato sauce? This super-basic canned (jarred) tomato sauce contains only tomatoes—with a little lemon juice or acid for safety. We seal the jars in a boiling water bath. No special “canner” needed. Get ready to use up all those end-of-summer tomatoes! 
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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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Honey-Lavender Syrup
Honey-Lavender Syrup

This fragrant Honey-Lavender Syrup showcases subtle flavors and works best with light spring honey.

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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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