Labor Day today, picking apples, migrating hummingbirds

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, September 7, 2020

apples

Take the fruit I give you, says the bending tree;
Nothing but a burden is it all to me.
Lighten ye my branches, let them toss in air.
Only leave me freedom, next year's load to bear.

–Lucy Larcom (1824–93)

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Labor Day 2020
Labor Day 2020

This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7! Unlike many holidays, Labor Day doesn’t have many rituals associated with it, other than end-of-summer barbecues. So what is Labor Day and why do we celebrate it?
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Top U.S. Vet Reveals: The Worst Dog Food You Can Buy

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

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Labor Day Gardening: What to Do in the Garden This Weekend
Labor Day Gardening: What to Do in the Garden This Weekend

Though some folks say Labor Day is the “end of summer,” that’s certainly not true in temperate North American gardens! We’re harvesting, storing the bounty, saving seeds, dividing plants, fertilizing the lawn and—yes—planting for a “second summer.” Come join us in the garden—and also see 10 fall...
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2021 Moon Calendar

Celebrate the Halloween Full Blue Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This fascinating calendar features striking scenes of the Moon in the landscape, accompanied by fun facts and lore about Earth’s natural satellite.

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Fascinating Hummingbird Facts
Fascinating Hummingbird Facts

Many hummingbirds are migrating! Learn some fun facts about hummingbirds as well as ways to attract these pollinators to your home or school garden. These tiny, truly remarkable creatures are all-American birds. Did you know hummers do not flap their wings? Enjoy these fascinating...
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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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Frozen Food Storage Guide: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
Frozen Food Storage Guide: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?

How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage chart to find out whether or not you can freeze cheese, how long you can freeze chicken for, how long fruit lasts in the freezer, and much more. Plus, find tips for freezing foods ...
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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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How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter

It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how to store apples to keep as long as possible, and what to do with a glut of apples—from freezing apples and drying apples to making apple juice and more apple treats!
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Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

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