Our Beginner Garden Guide, winter pruning, bird food recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 26, 2021

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Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet, And lo!
The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

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Almanac Gardening Club
 
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

In the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Guide, we cover how to start a vegetable garden from scratch, which vegetables to grow, and when to plant what. This year, we’ve added a “starter” garden plan consisting of easy-to-grow vegetables, companion planting techniques, and some...
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There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your "Fat Burner", And No, It's Not Red Meat

Most Americans struggle with weight gain, junk food cravings, and even belly bloat. The blame is commonly pointed towards a bad metabolism, poor genetics, and even old age. A new breakthrough discovery shows that the real culprit is linked to one extremely common protein. Learn More >>

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Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Winter Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs

Late winter or early spring is the best time time to prune most shrubs and trees—but not all! See our list of which trees and shrubs to prune, and get some general pruning tips for the season.
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Beautiful wine bottle lights for sparkling evenings!

Create lovely ambient lighting with a wine bottle! This brushed metal wine stopper with a trail of warm LED lights will illuminate most wine bottles. Choose a bottle from a special celebration and light up your home!

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Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?

Does the Moon influence our behavior or emotions? There’s never been solid proof but it turns out there’s some new evidence the Moon can affect sleep on the days leading up the full Moon–and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the country or city! Let’s explore the myths and reality of the Moon’s power.
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Wondering about the date and significance of the Full Snow Moon?

Celebrate February’s Full Snow Moon with our 2021 Moon Calendar! This calendar will answer all your questions with fascinating lunar facts and moonlit folklore!

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10 Maple Syrup Recipes Both Sweet and Savory!
10 Maple Syrup Recipes Both Sweet and Savory!

What can you do with maple syrup (other than pancakes)? See our 10 sweet and savory recipes using real maple syrup, including maple teriyaki chicken, maple mashed sweet potatoes, and maple-glazed vegetables.
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Enjoy country wit and wisdom in the 2021 Country Calendar!

The charming 2021 Country Calendar gives you all the classic folklore you need for country living. Plus: large, eye-catching, full-color photographs depicting the joys of the country, including North America’s breathtaking landscapes and amazing animals on the farm or in the wild!

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The Best Winter Bird Foods
The Best Winter Bird Foods

During late winter and early spring, when natural seed sources are scarce, give some TLC to the birds. Tom Warren, our Almanac birder, lists some favorite foods of winter birds across North America.
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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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