Asters, why chickens do what they do, freezing blueberries

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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Through sunny days and yellow weeks,
With clouds that melt in tears,
The glory of the harvest speaks
In all the silken ears.

–J. Hazard Hartzell (1830–90)

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Asters
Asters

Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower heads that range in color from white to blue to purple. They bring delightful beauty to the garden in late summer and autumn, when many of our summer blooms may be fading. Here’s how to grow asters in your garden!
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LOOKING FOR AMERICAN-MADE GIFTS?

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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Chicken Behaviors: Dust Bathing, Mating, Preening, and More
Chicken Behaviors: Dust Bathing, Mating, Preening, and More

Ever hear of the “chicken dance” and “pecking order”? Chickens are unique animals, especially when it come to behavioral patterns. The different sounds and nonverbal cues they exhibit can be baffling to chicken keepers. Learn why chickens do what they do—when it comes to dust bathing, mating,...
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This Is What A Single Diet Soda Drink Does

If you consume soda or know anyone who does, then this is affecting you directly. For years, Big Soda companies have been handing out millions of dollars in an attempt to prove that their drinks are safe. But this goes beyond just soda. It turns out there are THREE OTHER DANGEROUS FOODS that are being marketed as “health foods.” These foods may be harming you from the inside, and they could be the reason why you are not losing weight, no matter what you have tried. So please watch this shocking presentation before it’s too late…

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Moon Phase Calendar
Moon Phase Calendar

What’s the Moon’s phase tonight? With our 2021 Moon Phase Calendar, you’ll find when the next new Moon, first quarter, full Moon, or last quarter is happening—for all 12 months of 2021.
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What is the snowiest state?

The 2021 Weather Calendar’s “Ask the Old Farmer” section answers all your most interesting weather questions! Popular with weather and nature enthusiasts alike, this calendar offers stunning full-color photographs of a spawning tornado, strange-looking lenticular clouds, beautiful cascades of ice, and much more alongside classic wit and wisdom.
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Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries

Blueberries are great for freezing. Next time you have more blueberries than you can eat—whether you found a great deal at the supermarket, grow berries, or went blueberry picking—try freezing them! Here’s how to freeze blueberries the right way!
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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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Cornbread with Pine Nuts and Rosemary
Cornbread with Pine Nuts and Rosemary

A tasty cornbread that combines the savory hints of rosemary and pine nuts with the sweetness of honey.

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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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