How to make suet, non-alcoholic eggnog, animal tracks

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 9, 2020

bird

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.
‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

—Oliver Herford (1863–1935)

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How to Make Suet for Birds
How to Make Suet for Birds
Suet is the perfect bird food for the winter months, when birds’ natural food sources start to dwindle. Suet also attracts several bird species that rarely visit a seed feeder. Here’s how to make suet for your backyard birds!
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Warning: Never Feed Your Cat THIS

Is your cat trying to tell you something? Many cats are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs. “It’s an epidemic. 1 out of 3 cats over ten years old will get cancer,” says Dr. Richter. “Even young kittens are at risk. And it’s pretty much all due to one thing: Food.”

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Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow cilantro (and coriander) in your garden.
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Eggnog (non-alcoholic)
Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

This homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is a rich and creamy holiday drink for both adults and children.

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Homemade Flavored Vinegars | Gifts From the Kitchen
Homemade Flavored Vinegars | Gifts From the Kitchen
Vinegars flavored with fruits, sprigs of herbs, or fiery peppers are so beautiful—and add great taste and interest to entrées and salads. Forget those overpriced (and often synthetic) flavored vinegars. It’s incredibly easy to make your own—plus they make great gifts for the kitchen!
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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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Animal Track Identification
Animal Track Identification
You don’t have to be in the jungle or deep forest to be an animal tracker. Animal footprints are often as close as your backyard or garden. Take a look at these animal track pictures—showing footprints in both snow and mud.
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