Growing peppers, Valentine treats, 2021 bird count!

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

Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 12, 2021

apples-snow

If the Sun smiles on St. Eulalie's day,
It is good for apples and cider, they say.

–Weather Lore

February 12: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Citizen Science Projects
Citizen Science Projects
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills. Learn more about citizen science and find three ways—in nature and beyond—to participate. 
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3 Warning Signs Your Dog Is Giving You

According to Dr. Marty Goldstein, one of the top veterinarians in the world, many dogs are at risk of serious health issues… but their owners may be missing the warning signs.

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Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop and a relative of the tomato. Here’s how to plant and grow bell peppers in your garden! 
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"Live like someone left the gate open" with these fun socks for 50% off!

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

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Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes
Around Valentine’s Day, the aromas of chocolate, flowers, and love linger in the air! Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s recipes that you can make at home this year—including chocolate lava cake, mini-heart pies, classic sugar cookies, heart brownies, easy turtle candies, and more. Plus, we...
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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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Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a flavorful, stir-fried dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chile peppers.

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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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Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political one that eventually led to the U.S. presidency. In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting him in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of...
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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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