Growing kale, shamrocks, deterring deer, tornado weather

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

wind

The wind was a care-free soul  
    That broke the chains of earth,  
And strode for a moment across the land
    With the wild halloo of his mirth. 
He little cared that he ripped up trees,  
    That houses fell at his hand,  
That his step broke calm on the breast of seas,  
    That his feet stirred clouds of sand. 

–Gwendolyn Bennett (1902–81)

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Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Kale
Kale

Kale is a cold-hardy crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer. Cool weather brings out the sweet, nutty flavor of this highly nutritious leafy green. Dive into our Kale Growing Guide for information on planting, growing, and harvesting this hardworking beauty.
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LOOKING FOR AMERICAN-MADE GIFTS?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-Made gift.

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Deer-Resistant Plants
Deer-Resistant Plants

Oh, dear! Do you have problems with deer eating your garden plants? See our list of deer-resistant plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep the hungry herds away from your garden!
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Actress Reveals the “Bathroom Trick” That Made Her Feel Years Younger

When Maggie first revealed this “bathroom trick” on her website earlier this month, some were understandably skeptical. To her amazement, she says her stomach “deflated,” her mood improved, and her energy skyrocketed — all in a matter of days. Click Here For Instructions.

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Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clovers: What's the Difference?
Shamrocks and Four-Leaf Clovers: What's the Difference?

Many of us remember hunting for that elusive “four-leaf clover” as a child, and we’ve all seen that green shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day. That brings us to today’s garden musings. Let’s talk about what a shamrock really is—and what it isn’t!
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Dazzling garden stakes available now!

Fun and fancy combine with functional to create these special garden stakes! Treat yourself to a lovely addition to your dream garden! 
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How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips
How to Prepare for Tornadoes: Tornado Safety Tips

Get ready for tornado season. Weather experts are concerned about above-normal tornado activity this year, but no matter what the prediction, it is important to start thinking about severe storms and be prepared with these tornado safety tips and facts.
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Irish Soda Bread French Toast
Irish Soda Bread French Toast

This Irish Soda Bread French Toast takes the classic brunch recipe to a whole new level. It is rich and decadent and a great way to start St. Patrick’s Day!

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What's trending for 2021 gardens?

Find out in The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Guide! Learn more about staying on top of 2021 gardening trends like sharing your prizewinning vegetables over Instagram and creating gorgeous foliage bouquets!

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