5 ways to predict frost, Yom Kippur, green tomatoes

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, September 26, 2020

autumn-gold

In the dreamy silence
Of the afternoon, a
Cloth of gold is woven
Over wood and prairie.

–Alexander Posey (1873–1908)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other 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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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 Ripen Green Tomatoes
When temperatures begin to drop, tomatoes stop ripening, so it’s time to take action! We will show you how to ripen your green tomatoes both on and off the vine—and also when it’s your cue to remove those tomatoes from the vine.
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How to Predict a Frost
How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference between a frost advisory and a freeze warning, and protect your garden from frost!
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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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Yom Kippur 2020
Yom Kippur 2020
In 2020, Yom Kippur begins at sunset on September 27. Learn about the meaning behind Yom Kippur, as well as the special traditions and recipes related to this holiday. 
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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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German Potato Soup
German Potato Soup

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

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