Mars meets Moon tonight!, best firewood, new canning demo!

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 2, 2020

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O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October's bright blue weather.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Night Sky for October 2020
Night Sky for October 2020

Welcome to the Almanac’s Sky Watch for October 2020. Mars is at its most visible and brightest. Jupiter and Saturn pair up at nightfall from October 21 to 23. And we’ll enjoy two Full Moons in October—including a Halloween Blue Moon! See Bob Berman’s highlights of the monthly night...
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Protect Pavement from Plow Damage with a Poly Cutting Edge

May Wes UHMW poly cutting edges protect paved surfaces from plow damage. Available unbeveled for truck/ATV plows and beveled on both edges for skid steers/pay loaders and buckets. Custom lengths with holes drilled to customer specification.

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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden

If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to use ashes around the garden and home. Here are five practical ideas.
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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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Monthly Horoscope for October
Monthly Horoscope for October

Here’s your monthly horoscope for October 2020. What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological prediction at a glance for all 12 zodiac signs.
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Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide

Water-bath canning—also called “boiling water bath”—is the easier method of canning that lets you store homemade jars of jam, pickles, and tomato sauce. By processing jars in boiling water at the end of the recipe, you lock in the fresh flavor for a full year. See our Beginner’s Guide to...
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips

Do you use firewood to heat your home? Here is a list of the best types of firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.
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2021 Calendars

SHIPPING NOW! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watcher’s, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

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