Chinese New Year animal, longevity noodles, lucky bamboo

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 11, 2021

mountain

The birds have vanished down the sky.
Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.
–Li Bai (701–762)

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Almanac 2021 Calendars
 
Chinese New Year 2021: The Year of the Ox
Chinese New Year 2021: The Year of the Ox
Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2021. Why does the Lunar New Year start at a different time each yeah? How is this important holiday celebrated? What does the Year of the Ox symbolize? Learn all about this holiday!
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Seed Germination Guide

The first step of growing a garden may seem the most difficult. In actuality, the germination of seeds is the most straightforward part of growing a garden. You just need to understand what seeds need and the correct tools to do it with.

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Why February Is Cold
Why February Is Cold
Our coldest month is February in North America. Someone recently asked me how it can be colder in winter even though Earth is closer to the Sun than it is in summer. You can see how this works by using a flashlight.
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Slim & Healthy After 60: All It Takes is 1 Small Change

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>

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How to Grow Lucky Bamboo
How to Grow Lucky Bamboo
For Chinese New Year (or any other time of year), an auspicious gift is a lucky bamboo plant. Learn the meaning behind lucky bamboo and get some helpful growing tips!
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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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Orchids
Orchids
Orchids have no equal: They are breathtakingly beautiful, delicate, long-blooming, long-lived, fascinating in fragrance and form, and extremely varied. Few pleasures in gardening surpass the thrill of seeing orchids thrive and bloom. Here’s everything you should know about growing...
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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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Longevity Noodles
Longevity Noodles

At Chinese New Year celebrations, it’s traditional to serve long noodles, symbolizing a long life.

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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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