Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, garden planning for beginners

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Daily Newsletter for Saturday, December 26, 2020

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Good King Wenceslas looked out,
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight
Gathering winter fuel.

–John Mason Neale (1818–66)

 
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Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day?
Traditions of Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! This year, that’s a Saturday. Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with it? Boxing Day, like a box, has many points of interest. Here is the short history of Boxing Day, some recipes, and more.

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How can I start planning for next year's garden?
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner is an easy-to-use online program that helps you plan your garden! Whether you want to create a garden for vegetables, a kitchen garden for herbs, or a beautiful flower garden, our Garden Planner will help you find the best layout for your space—plus provide all your planting and harvesting dates!

 

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Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Garden Planning for Beginners

Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in.

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The digital Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener and a great last-minute gift—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Download the digital Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!
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Kwanzaa 2020
What is Kwanzaa?

Kwanzaa 2020
Kwanzaa 2020 begins on Saturday, December 26, and lasts through January 1, 2021. Learn about the origins and traditions of Kwanzaa!

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How can I reinvigorate my houseplants?
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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Champagne Mimosa
Champagne Mimosa

Champagne Mimosa

Champagne Mimosas are a sophisticated treat with brunch. Dress them up by serving in tulip glasses on ice or simply multiply the recipe and fill up a pitcher.

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Why are auroras seen near the poles?
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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