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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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A cold coming we had of it
Just the worst time of the year     
For a journey, and such a journey:     
The ways deep and the weather sharp,     
The very dead of winter.

–T.S. Eliot (1888–1965)

January 6: Epiphany

 
Almanac Gardening Club
 
Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
Getting Started With Chickens

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.

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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"
 
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6 Clever Gardening Shortcuts

6 Handy Gardening Hacks
Here are six of our favorite gardening hacks to help you achieve more in the garden with less effort, money, and time!  From quick DIY seed pots to organic weed killer, there really are proven shortcuts to success in the garden.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids: 365 Fun Days is our workbook series designed to help children develop habits of learning, and cultivate their curiosity about the wider world around them, all while having fun. With a progress chart and daily activities, your child will learn and be entertained all year round!

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The Best Sky Watching Events of 2021
Top Space Events of 2021!

The Best Sky Watching Events of 2021
Welcome to 2021—a year full of spectacular astronomical events! What stargazing and sky watching events should you keep an eye out for? Here are our top picks of the year, including two great meteor showers, a three-planet conjunction, and a supermoon lunar eclipse! Take a look…

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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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King Cake
King Cake Recipe

King Cake

King Cakes are a frosted sweet bread—a delicious cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry—with a hidden bean or tiny plastic baby baked inside. The cakes are traditionally eaten between Epiphany (or Three Kings’ Day) and Mardi Gras. Try our editor’s King Cake recipe—and learn more about this tradition.

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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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How can I reinvigorate my houseplants?
 
Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to Human Years
Cat Age Calculator

Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to Human Years
How old is your cat in human years? Consult our Cat Age Chart, which converts cat years to human years. Are you surprised at your cat’s “human” age?

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When is ice safe to walk on?

The charming 2021 Country Calendar gives you all the wit and wisdom you need for country living. Plus: large, eye-catching, full-color photographs depicting the joys of country living, including North America’s breathtaking landscapes and amazing animals on the farm or in the wild!

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