Growing eggplant, Presidents' Day confusion, dumplings!

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

winter-light

There's a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –
–Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

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Almanac 2021 Calendars
 
Eggplants
Eggplants

Eggplants—also known as aubergine or brinjal—are warm-weather vegetables that are harvested in mid- to late summer. Eggplant tastes best when harvested young. See more about growing and harvesting these lovely deep purple vegetables—one of our favorites on the grill!
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How To: Fix Your Fatigue And Increase Energy

Did you know there are 3 “Super Foods” that you should NEVER eat? New research reveals these supposed “Super Foods” can actually drain your energy, damage your hormones and have devastating effects on your metabolism… Fortunately Dr. Gundry MD shows you exactly WHICH 3 foods you must AVOID like the plague, and what you should be eating instead ==> NEVER Eat These 3 “Super Foods”

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How to Make Suet for Birds
How to Make Suet for Birds

Suet is the perfect bird food for the winter months, when birds’ natural food sources start to dwindle. Suet also attracts several bird species that rarely visit a seed feeder. Here’s how to make suet for your backyard birds!
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How can I gather fruits and veggies easily?

Born of pure ingenuity, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of functional art, craftsmanship, and utility. Fill your Garden Hod with your scrumptious harvest and easily wash your fruits and veggies!

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Presidents' Day 2021
Presidents' Day 2021

This year, Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 15! Which presidents do we celebrate on Presidents’ Day? And why do we commonly call it “Presidents’ Day” when the observed federal holiday is officially called “Washington’s Birthday”? Learn the history of this day—and the truth about a few George...
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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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Chinese Dumplings
Chinese Dumplings

Chinese Dumplings (or jiaozi) are a traditional food enjoyed on Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021), symbolizing good luck and wealth.

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How do I keep a close eye on the sky?

Observe, delight, and write! Chronicle the weather day by day. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an armchair weather watcher, this notebook is the perfect place to log daily weather. Perfect for those who like to keep an eye on the sky!

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Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.
Quarantine Dreams—or Nightmares? Tips for Restful Sleep.

How is your dreamworld? Many folks have had trouble sleeping during this stressful time, reporting “quarantine dreams” and nightmares. Let’s check in with our “night life” and 10 tips for a restful night’s sleep.
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"Live like someone left the gate open" with these fun socks!

These colorfully printed socks will brighten your days with dancing cows making the most of life outside the gates! 

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