Plum trees, extending the harvest, lightning sprites

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 27, 2020

end-summer-vacation

From the charm of radiant faces,
From the days we took to dream,
From the joy of open spaces,
From the mountain and the stream,
Bronzed of sunlight, nerves a-tingle,
Speed we back again to mingle
In the battle for our bread.

–Leslie Pinckney Hill (1880–1960)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Plums
Plums

Ever thought about growing plums? If grown in the right spot, plums can be prolific producers and add beauty to your backyard. Plus, plums are delicious cooked in jams and cakes or eaten right out of hand! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest plums!
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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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Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas
Extend the Growing Season: Cold Frames, Row Covers, and Ideas

Extend your growing season into the colder months so that you can harvest fresh food from your garden later in the year. There are many innovative season extenders, including cold frames, hoop houses, row covers, and greenhouses. See our article and video with some ideas to keep those pickings ...
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How To: Fix Aging Skin (Do This Everyday)

If you’re over 40 and frustrated with aging, wrinkly skin, get this… Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour put together a presentation revealing a 2-minute home method to restore youthful skin… And as of me writing this, it’s touched the lives of over 4 million people… Click now to discover this youth-restoring breakthrough for yourself:

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Red Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies
Red Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies

Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No, these brilliant lights are not fairy tales; they are a colorful community of lightning flashes that...
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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie
Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie

Try this Blackberry Cream Cheese Pie for a rich and beautiful summer dessert. If you’ve got fresh blackberries from the garden, even better!

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How to Make Herbal Tea
How to Make Herbal Tea

Discover the best herbs for tea and how to make a good, flavorful cup of herbal tea! Not only do herbal teas offer a wide variety of flavors—from mint to chamomile—but also some herbal teas provide health benefits, including allergy relief. See 10 herbs for tea.
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