Frozen pipes, Mercury Retrograde begins, a kid's garden

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 29, 2021

winter-ducks

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forgo the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85) 

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Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)

Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to prevent pipes from freezing and how to thaw frozen pipes.
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Cardiologist Warns: Throw Out Your Probiotics Now

If you’re planning to, or are already taking probiotics and dealing with bloating, constipation, weight gain, or even brain fog, then read this immediately! There is one food that feeds good bacteria and makes them take over bad bacteria, so click here to find out this one food.

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How to Plan a Kid's Vegetable Garden

Children who grow vegetables, eat vegetables. Here’s our advice on how to start a kid’s vegetable garden—at home or at school—plus, a list of great garden plants.
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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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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021

Mercury’s first period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from January 30 to February 20! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.
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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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Moon Phase Calendar
Moon Phase Calendar

What’s the Moon’s phase tonight? With our 2021 Moon Phase Calendar, you’ll find when the next new Moon, first quarter, full Moon, or last quarter is happening—for all 12 months of 2021.
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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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Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

What’s the difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate?

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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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