Voles, predict with persimmons, collecting veggie seeds

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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O golden month! How high thy gold is heaped!
The yellow birch-leaves shine like bright coins strung
On wands, the chestnut's yellow pennons tongue
To eery wind its harvest challenge. Steeped
In yellow, still lie fields where wheat was reaped.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

 
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Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
Predicting With Persimmons

Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to traditional weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to do it! Plus, enjoy recipes for persimmon pudding and persimmon bread.

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Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
Storing Your Harvest

Storing Your Harvest Without a Root Cellar
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How to Save Vegetable Seeds
Save Your Vegetable Seeds!

How to Save Vegetable Seeds
Want to save vegetable seeds to replant next year? Here’s our seed-saving guide for beginners. Learn how to harvest and save seeds from some of your favorite garden vegetables, including beans, peppers, tomatoes, and more!

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Voles
Dealing With Voles

Voles
Voles drive gardeners and home owners crazy! You’ll know voles by the snakelike tunnels all over your lawn. Here’s advice on how to identify, prevent, and control your vole population.

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Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other Folklore
Winter Folklore

Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other Folklore
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, just look at the squirrels! Or the thickness of onion skins! Interestingly, weather folklore warning of a harsh winter is based on La Niña. So, it’s a little bit of art and science! Let’s look at some signs of a bad winter...

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