Best garden location, Dad's meatloaf, winter houseplant care

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 11, 2021

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Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

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Dad's Meatloaf
Dad's Meatloaf

From the recipe’s author: “This is how my dad used to make it. Everyone who has eaten it just loves it. I love it because it reminds me of him.”

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Warning: Never Feed Your Cat THIS

Is your cat trying to tell you something? According to Dr. Gary Richter, one of the top veterinarians in the world, 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. Even young kittens are at risk. And it’s pretty much all due to one thing: Food.”

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Where to Put a Vegetable Garden
Where to Put a Vegetable Garden

Location, location, location! If you’re starting a garden, where you put your garden is critical to its health. Since plants cannot move, it’s important to think of the natural benefits that their location naturally offers. Here are seven key factors to consider when selecting your gardening site!
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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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Winter Care for Houseplants
Winter Care for Houseplants

Winter is when we need to see green plants the most, but environmental factors such as dry air, cold temps, drafts, and low light make it difficult to keep them growing at their best. Here are some tips for taking good care of your indoor garden during winter!
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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?

Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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Why We Eat More in Winter (and How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain)
Why We Eat More in Winter (and How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain)

Let’s face it: The four months from November to February are pretty much all about food—from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s to Valentine’s Day. If you feel hungrier as winter draws near, you’re not alone. Here are some tips and tricks for staying healthy this winter.
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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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How to Be a Genius
How to Be a Genius

2021 marks the centennial of Albert Einstein’s recognition with the Nobel Prize for Physics. So, what better time to resolve to become a genius—or at least a little smarter than you are now? All you need to know is how to reach your potential. Here are seven tips proven to work!
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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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