A light winter?, root cellars, pruning roses, salt's many uses

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 13, 2020

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To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the
ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast
2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast

What’s the 2021 winter forecast? Take a look at our long-range predictions by region for winter 2021, including the winter maps for the U.S. and Canada.
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Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions.

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Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips

Root cellars are “cool” again (pun intended). With modern refrigeration, root cellars seemed obsolete. However, with a renewed interest in gardening, food security, and even sustainable living, root cellars have returned! Here are some advantages of storing root vegetables in a root cellar and a...
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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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How to Prune Roses
How to Prune Roses

Pruning roses is not as complicated as it may seem, though it’s important to follow the right technique for the type of rose you have. Here’s how and when to prune the roses in your garden!
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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 Preserve Herbs

Fresh herbs can transform meals, but many herbs die back in winters! Air drying, microwave drying, freezing, and mixing into vinegars and butters are all excellent preserving methods, and easy to do with small or large quantities of herbs. See our video and article on preserving herbs without...
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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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Household Uses of Salt
Household Uses of Salt

Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected challenges around the house. Here are some of our favorite household uses of salt.
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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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