A zany tradition, money-saving gardening tips, woodpeckers!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; 
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall; 
Who sows a field, or trains a flower, 
Or plants a tree, is more than all.

–John G. Whittier (1807–92)

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Groundhog Day 2021
Groundhog Day 2021
Happy Groundhog Day 2021! Did Phil see his shadow? Will we enjoy an early spring? Find out—and learn more about this unusual holiday—which has its roots in astronomy and some weird European traditions, including a famous weather-predicting groundhog! 
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Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.

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Different Types of Woodpeckers—Plus Bird Fun Facts!
Different Types of Woodpeckers—Plus Bird Fun Facts!
Everyone enjoys watching a woodpecker work (unless you’re a grub, a tree, or the owner of a wooden house!). But why does a woodpecker peck wood? Here are some fun facts about woodpeckers—including how to identify a few common types of woodpeckers—with beautiful photos of these magnificant ...
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What do you call a bee with a low buzz?

The 2021 Engagement Calendar includes clever questions and riddles just like this! The 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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How to Grow Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, and Easy Grains
When we think about food gardening, we don’t usually think of seeds and grains—where do they fit in, and are they even worth growing? The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Full of vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy fats, seeds and grains have plenty to contribute to your garden. Here’s our pick of...
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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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How to Grow Food for Next to Nothing!
We’re fabulously frugal. So, here are some tips to grow food for less. From using prunings to part-fill garden beds to growing seeds from grocery store fruits, learn how to grow food for next to nothing!
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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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Martha Washington's Potato Rolls
Martha Washington's Potato Rolls

Discover Martha Washington’s Potato Rolls recipe. Martha kept a cooking scrapbook of all her favorite recipes.

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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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