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)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Organic Pesticides: 5 Natural Ways to Beat Bugs
DIY Natural Insecticides

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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Squirrels
Squirrels in the Garden

Squirrels
Here are tips on how to keep squirrels out of the garden, off the bird feeders, and out of the attic—especially when they are most active in autumn!

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Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
What's a Meteor?

Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
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How to Can Tomato Sauce: Recipe and Tips
Canning Tomato Sauce!

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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Lavender Recipe!

Honey-Lavender Syrup

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

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