Keeping chickens safe, shortbread, cranberry wreath!

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 11, 2020

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Behold, the morning-glory’s sky-blue cup
Is mine wherewith to drink the nectar up 
That morning spills of silver dew,
And song upon the winds that woo
And sigh their vows
Among the boughs
!
–Alexander Posey (1873–1908)

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How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Our gardening editor just made this Cranberry Wreath. A fun project using raw cranberries, this DIY holiday wreath will put you in a festive spirit! See how to make this colorful wreath.
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Top US Doctor: Sugar is not the problem (This Is)

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Winter-Flowering Plants for Fragrance, Color and Berries
Does your garden feel drab, dull, and uninteresting in winter? Well, that doesn’t need to be the case. This coming season, plant trees and shrubs which will transform your garden into a winter wonderland of fragrance, color, and visual interest.  Here are our favorite winter-flowering plants.
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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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Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookies

A great shortbread cookie has a mouthwateringly buttery taste and a crumbly texture.

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What's your favorite Almanac Calendar?

Whether you’re an organized busy bee, an expert gardener, or a budding astronomer: We’ve got the calendar for you with classic Almanac wit and wisdom! Start 2021 off right with your favorite calendar!

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Homemade Gifts From the Kitchen
Homemade Gifts From the Kitchen
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Here are 15 homemade gifts from the kitchen—including easy biscotti, candy cane bark, chocolate truffles—plus, flavored gins and vinegars!
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The Almanac is the perfect quiet winter read!

Cuddle up with a mug of tea, a cozy blanket, and The Old Farmer’s Almanac for a winter afternoon! Enjoy a holiday season filled with wit and wisdom from your favorite Old Farmer. The Almanac is guaranteed to tickle your funny bones and fill you with the comfort of tradition!

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Safe in Winter
5 Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Safe in Winter
If you keep chickens outside in the winter, it’s important to gear up for cold weather and take steps to protect against predators, keep your hens warm and dry, and maintain your chicken coops. See 5 tips to make sure that you have the same number of hens in April as you did in September.
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