What did Pilgrims eat?, bird feeders, arborvitae

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 23, 2020

frosted-leaves

Listen . . . With faint dry sound,
Like steps of passing ghosts,
The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees
And fall.

–Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914)

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
Why Turkey on Thanksgiving?

Why Do We Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving?
How did the turkey become a popular Thanksgiving centerpiece? And what did the Pilgrims eat at the first Thanksgiving? The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which has been continuously published since George Washington’s time, says it’s a bit of a mystery, but it helps if you know a little history...

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Bird Feeders: What's the Best Type of Feeder?
Bird Feeders for Different Birds

Bird Feeders: What's the Best Type of Feeder?
When a bird’s natural plant food has waned or withered away, consider a few well-placed bird feeders.  If you are interested in attracting certain types of birds, the type of feeder and food provided will make a difference.

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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!

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Arborvitae
Growing Arborvitae

Arborvitae
Arborvitae are a popular and attractive evergreen tree that are commonly used in landscaping. Here’s how to plant, grow, and prune arborvitae in your home garden!

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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?

Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them brings you all the favorites served at family gatherings and supper tables, the ones that keep folks coming back for more. These exclusive recipes include Momma’s Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars, Gra’s Barbecue Chicken, and so many more! You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too. Order in time for some holiday comfort cooking!

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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?
 
Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Turkey
Pilgrims' Turkey Recipe

Pilgrims' Thanksgiving Turkey

This absolutely wonderful Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving Turkey recipe won first prize in The 1988 Old Farmer’s Almanac Recipe Contest.

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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 Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes Different?
The Great Yam Scam

How Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes Different?
Are sweet potatoes the same as yams? No… and yes. When orange sweet potatoes were first introduced, grocery stores called them “yams.” Why the confusion? Let’s get to the root of this matter—and give you the scoop on the difference between yams and sweet potatoes! 

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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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Wondering about the date and significance of the Full Cold Moon?