How to cook acorns, Moon meets Jupiter, indoor herbs

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 28, 2020

sunflower

Ah, Sun-flower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun,
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller's journey is done:
Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go

–William Blake (1757–1827)

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How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Have you ever wondered if the squirrels might be onto something? In fact, they are! Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to many recipes. Here’s how to prepare and cook acorns!
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The Biggest Danger In Your Diet (Not What You Think)

What if I said a good portion of your weight gain, brain fog, and digestive issues may stem from a SINGLE vegetable you eat? We now know of at least one so-called “health food” that could be wreaking havoc on your insides (and your results). What’s worse, it’s probably in your kitchen right now! Dr. Steven Gundry, is pulling back the curtain on exactly what it is:==> This Vegetable Could Be The #1 Danger In Your Diet

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Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
Easy Refrigerator Jam Without Pectin
This is the easiest Refrigerator Jam Recipe with just two ingredients! All you need is sugar and fruit—no pectin necessary. Use as a “base” recipe for any berry or soft fruit. This small-batch recipe is perfect for any time you have berries on hand from the garden or market or a...
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Night Sky for August 2021
Night Sky for August 2021
Look up! The Sky Watch for August 2021 features Jupiter and Saturn at opposition appearing bigger and brighter in the night sky. Plus, get ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower to be at its best, thank to the young Moon and dark skies! Bob Berman shares more information.
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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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Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Best Shrubs for Fall Planting
Fall is the best time to plant shrubs. As the gardening season winds down, it’s the last call for filling in those bare spots in your landscaping with a shrub or two. Discover six shrubs that add those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden.
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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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Growing Herbs Indoors
Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year-round. All you need is a sunny windowsill or grow lights. Here are seven herbs that will grow well indoors and provide you with beauty, flavor, and scents into winter!
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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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