Leaf mold, Mercury Retrograde, one-dish meals, lavender

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 14, 2020

spider-web

The hollow winds begin to blow,  
The clouds look black, the glass is low;  
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,  
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.  

–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

ADVERTISEMENT

Almanac Gardening Club
 
Embedded thumbnail for How to Make Leaf Mold
How to Make Leaf Mold
You know how leaves start to decompose in the woods? That’s leaf mold and you can easily turn your own fallen leaves into soil-enriching mulch. It’s way easier than composting. See how to make leaf mold with our short instructions and accompanying video.
  WATCH VIDEO  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Year-Round Grilling

Kenyon Electric Grills are safe and easy to use. Perfectly sized for family grilling and heats to 550˚F in 7 minutes! Serves up delicious flavor with no flare-ups. Apartment-approved and outdoor durable. Enjoy fresh grilled food anytime and anywhere. Proudly handcrafted in Connecticut.

  LEARN MORE  
 
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
How to Care for Lavender in Winter
Lavender grows best outdoors, but you can also keep these aromatic gems alive over the winter. Plus, lavender is not only pretty, but also brings a sense of calm to every room. Here are some lovely lavender varieties and advice on how to overwinter lavender.
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Barn Silhouettes – The Perfect Christmas Gift for Farm/Ranch Family & Friends

Personalize your barn or farmhouse with a silhouette from May Wes. Our silhouettes are manufactured from ¼″ ABS plastic in our Hutchinson, Minnesota, U.S.A. plastic fabrication shop and hold up well to the elements. May Wes silhouettes are made for indoor or outdoor use and are an excellent way to accent your house and farm place. Shop Now!

  LEARN MORE  
 
Night Sky Map for October 2020: Constellations, Then and Now
Night Sky Map for October 2020: Constellations, Then and Now
Welcome to the October Sky Map! This month, we highlight constellations. Who was the first person to record constellations? How many constellations are there? Are the constellations permanent? Let’s go stargazing—with our complimentary and printable map of the night stars.
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re planning to, or are already taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, then read this immediately! Probiotics add good bacteria to your stomach, however they may only help temporarily because they do not get to the root cause of the problem. Most Americans have more bad bacteria than good bacteria, which can cause weight gain, junk food cravings, and even an extended belly. There is one food that feeds good bacteria and makes them take over bad bacteria, so click here to find out this one food.

  LEARN MORE  
 
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury’s last period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from September 27 to October 17! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

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!

  LEARN MORE  
 
One-Dish Dinner Recipes
One-Dish Dinner Recipes
We’ve rounded up a selection of tasty one-pot dishes. Spend less time in the kitchen cleaning up and more time enjoying your meal! 
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

2021 Almanac Gardening Club

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Club—Become a Member Today and Save 43%! Includes our new book Gardening for Everyone.

  LEARN MORE