Hanukkah begins, rugelach, wood ash in the garden

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 10, 2020

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The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

—Traditional Christmas Carol (1823)

 

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Hanukkah 2020
Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah 2020
Hanukkah begins on Thursday, December 10, at sundown. Learn about Hanukkah history, customs, and a few traditional recipes!

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How to Use Wood Ash

How to Use Wood Ash in the Vegetable Garden
If you have a fireplace or woodstove, use wood ashes to improve garden soil! Wood ash is full of nutrients that plants need, such as potassium and phosphorus, so it’s great for using on the vegetable garden. But it’s important to know where not to use it, too. In this short video, we show you when...

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Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Winter Seed Heads for Birds

Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
In the autumn, let’s not be in a hurry to cut down plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them! Listed here are plants that have great seed heads for birds. 

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Latkes Recipe

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Raspberry Walnut Rugelach
Rugelach Recipe

Raspberry Walnut Rugelach

Sweet and flakey, rugelach (which translate to “little twists” or “rolled things”) are a Jewish pastry that has become a popular dessert across America.

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