Sunflowers!, hops, boiling eggs, did weather change history?

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 25, 2021

winter-peaceful

Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security
.
–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
With bright blooms that go from mid-summer to early fall, sunflowers say “summer” like no other plant. Plus, 2021 has been designated the “Year of the Sunflower”! What better way to celebrate than growing some yourself? Our Sunflower Growing Guide covers everything from planting to...
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Tree Pruning Techniques & Best Practices

When is the best time to prune fruit trees? How do I prune my trees? Read more to learn all about pruning your trees and more!

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Hops
Hops
Looking to brew your own beer? One key flavoring ingredient is hops, which you can grow in your backyard! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest hops at home.
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No Water, Just Clean, Quiet, And Simple!

If you need a place to “go” but it’s difficult and too exoensive to install a waste system, this toilet is easy to install almost anywhere.

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Did Weather Change History?
Did Weather Change History?
Weather has played a major role in some of American history’s most crucial events. The Old Farmer’s Almanac described seven weather events which may have shaped or changed our very lives. 
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Celebrity Trainer: “Muscle Loss in Seniors is Real, But It Doesn’t Have to Be"

Tony Horton says he’s found a much more effective way to fight age-related muscle loss - and even build new muscle - that has nothing to do with exercise. Click Here To Watch His Presentation >>

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Lentil Soup
Lentil Soup

Lentil soup makes such an easy and economical dinner. It’s also a tremendous time-saver.

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What's the best way to get rid of weeds in my garden?

Vern Ader’s Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal tool that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion. It’s essentially a long sturdy drill bit for your drill (drill not included). There’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!

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How To Hard Boil Eggs
How To Hard Boil Eggs

Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs. Plan on 12 minutes for large eggs and 15 minutes for extra large eggs.

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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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