Figs, our complete plant library, sourdough bread

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, January 23, 2021

bluejay

There, on the black bough of a snow-flecked maple,
Fearless and gay as our love,
A bluejay cocked his crest!
Oh, who can tell the range of joy
Or set the bounds of beauty?

–Sara Teasdale (1884–1933)

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Figs
Figs

Figs are a delicious treat that thrive in warm climates but can also be grown in more temperate regions with a bit of extra care. Here’s how to grow a fig tree in your garden!
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How can you enjoy the light of the sun in winter months?

Dazzling Old Farmer’s Almanac Sun Catchers are the perfect way to add brightness to your winter days! Our Sun Catchers were hand-pressed from recycled glass by the Old Hancock Glassworks using a centuries-old technique. Order Old Farmer’s Almanac Sun Catchers today!

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Plant Growing Guides
Plant Growing Guides

Free Growing Guides with growing and harvest information for over 100 common vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers! Browse our growing guides.
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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?

Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them brings you all the favorites served at family gatherings and supper tables, the ones that keep folks coming back for more. These exclusive recipes include Momma’s Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars, Gra’s Barbecue Chicken, and so many more! You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too. Order today!

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5 Important Tips for Planning a Vegetable Garden

Are you planning a new vegetable garden? Before you get started, consider these five garden planning tips—from knowing where the sunlight falls to making pathways before planting! These simple considerations are easy to forget, but will make your gardening so much easier and more enjoyable.
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Get cooking in a Gardenia Apron!

Warm up the oven and throw on your apron! Enjoy your time in the kitchen this spring. This stunning kitchen apron evokes the fragrance of gardenias. Brighten up your kitchen with the Gardenia Apron - or make this a lovely gift for Mom!

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Sourdough Starters and Recipes
Sourdough Starters and Recipes

How about trying your hand at making a sourdough starter from scratch?! Here’s a little history about this age-old pastime along with a no-yeast sourdough recipe (wild yeast) as well as commercial yeast recipes. Plus, find easy recipes for using...
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Get ready for spring with The Old Farmer's Almanac!

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is your trusty companion for your spring garden! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is sure to help you plant by the Moon’s phases, get scrumptious vegetables growing, and more!

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Funny Malapropisms
Funny Malapropisms

Here at the Almanac, we have fun collecting malapropisms, the incorrect use of a word instead of another word that sounds similar; these word mangles and slipups can be quite humorous! 
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Wondering about the date and significance of the Full Wolf Moon?

Celebrate January’s Full Wolf Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This calendar will answer all your questions with fascinating lunar facts and moonlit folklore!

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