Growing spinach, language of flowers, berry hand pies

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

Daily Newsletter for Monday, February 8, 2021

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The speckled sky is dim with snow,
The light flakes falter and fall slow;
Athwart the hilltop, rapt and pale,
Silently drops a silvery veil;
And all the valley is shut in
By flickering curtains gray and thin.

–John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)

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Spinach
Spinach
Spinach, a super–cold-hardy leafy green, is a popular crop that can be planted in very early spring, as well as in fall and even winter in some areas.
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3 Dangerous Ingredients You're Feeding Your Dog

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving them to your dog then you might be slowly harming it.

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Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
Flower Meanings: The Language of Flowers
What does each flower symbolize? Which flowers represent love, hope, healing, loss, and good luck? See the Almanac’s complete list of Flower Meanings. Whether you are picking out a flower bouquet for Mother’s Day or a wedding or planting a garden, discover the secret language of ...
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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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No-Dig Gardening | No-Till Gardening
Tired of the garden shovel? Sore from pulling weeds every day? Discover how no-dig gardening can help save your back while boosting your soil’s health. It allows the beneficial organisms in your soil to thrive undisturbed, making it a better place for your plants to grow. Mother...
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Register for the Beginner Gardening Webinar on Feb. 18!

A true Gardening 101! Let us walk you through the basics of garden planning, from choosing the right location to selecting the best vegetable varieties for your space. Learn how to grow your best garden yet from the experts at The Old Farmer’s Almanac! 

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Strawberry Hand Pies
Strawberry Hand Pies

These old-school strawberry hand pies are so easy. The pies may be baked in the oven or cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. 

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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 Keep Warm in Winter
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Keeping warm is a basic need we all share. As we go into winter’s chilliest months, we present our top tips for keeping cozy that don’t include turning up the furnace!
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How can I easily get rid of ticks?

The best tick remover is always the one that you have with you the moment you need it! This handy tick remover can be kept on your key chain and comes in a pack of 3 so you can share with family and friends. When you find a disease-spreading tick, you’ll want it out as fast as possible! That is why The Old Farmer’s Store recommends patented tick removers from the Tick Key Company.

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