Updated! Best apples for cooking, growing pumpkins, essay contest

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, September 25, 2020

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run.

–John Keats (1795–1821)

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Pumpkins
Pumpkins

Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!
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It is time to start the fall seed planting.

What vegetables should you be planting this fall? See this list of 14 fall vegetable seeds to plant now!

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Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds

In the autumn, let’s not be in a hurry to cut down plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them! Listed here are plants that have great seed heads for birds. 
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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. 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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2021 Essay Contest
2021 Essay Contest

Cash prizes (first, $300; second, $200; third, $100) will be awarded for the best essays in 200 words or less on the subject “A Kindness I Will Always Remember.” The deadline for entries is Friday, January 22, 2021. 
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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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The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
The Best Apples for Baking and Cooking

Not all apples are ideal for cooking! On this page, we list the best apples for baking and cooking—with charts on best apples for apple pies, best apples for making applesauce, best apples for apple cider, and best apples for apple butter. 
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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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Perfect Apple Pie
Perfect Apple Pie

Looking for the classic apple pie recipe? This is the perfect apple pie recipe for a beginner pie-maker—simple with delicious results!

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The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

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