Cranberry sauce, amaryllis, supercharge your soil!

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, November 21, 2020

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The vine leaves against the brick walls of my house,
Are rusty and broken.
Dead leaves gather under the pine-trees,
The brittle boughs of lilac-bushes
Sweep against the stars.

–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

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Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sauce

This basic cranberry sauce recipe has a perfect balance of sweet and tart.

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How can I enjoy a winter wonderland in my garden?
This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

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Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Although amaryllis can be purchased at any stage of development, for many, the real fun is growing the flower from a bulb. Amaryllis flowers about 8 to 10 weeks after planting, in case you’d like them to bloom in time for Christmas! These big bulbs are easy to bring into bloom, and even a novice...
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What does snow on Christmas night mean for next year's crops?

Find out fun facts about every holiday with the 2021 Engagement Calendar. This popular daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
Take the plunge and get composting! You’ll feel great doing it. We’ll show you how to garden waste and kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich goodness—whether it’s “hot” composting or “cold” composting. All of this beautiful, earthy compost is free—and your plants will thank you for it!
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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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Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Surprising Uses for the Humble Potato
Our modern potato came from southern Peru, domesticated there 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. Humble, homely, and earthy, the potato has traveled around the world, exerting an extraordinary influence on global civilizations for centuries. 
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Wondering about the date and significance of the Full Cold Moon?

Celebrate December’s Full Cold Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This calendar will answer all your questions with fascinating lunar facts and moonlit folklore!

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Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile, and shower cleaners, find out how to clean a bathroom with some of our favorite homemade bathroom cleaners.
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Keep Almanac gardening wisdom with you every day!
The Gardening Daily Calendar is filled with over 300 pages of original illustrations, folklore, and tips, and is attached to an easel that can either sit on a desktop or hang from the wall. Enjoy The Old Farmer’s wit and wisdom every day of the year!

 

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