Digging up dahlias, October forecast, soft pretzels

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer's done!

–Thomas Constable (1812–81)

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Dahlias
Dahlias
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat...
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October 2020 Forecast: Not-So-Scary Halloween Weather
October 2020 Forecast: Not-So-Scary Halloween Weather
Find out if Halloween weather will bring a trick or treat this year. Here’s our October 2020 weather forecast from Michael Steinberg, Old Farmer’s Almanac meteorologist.
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Seasonal Crafts: Cornhusk Doll
Seasonal Crafts: Cornhusk Doll
In the Colonial Era, people painted faces on cornhusk dolls and made them into toys. Here’s how to make your own!
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How To Entirely Empty Your Bowels Every Morning - Top Surgeon Explains How

Dr. Steven Gundry Reveals How To Defeat The War In Your Stomach.  Learn More >>

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Soft Pretzels
Soft Pretzels

These homemade soft pretzels are so soft and buttery. They’re so easy to make and certainly better than those from any food chain.

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