Welcome April, growing chocolate, hot cross buns!

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

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 1, 2021

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April is here! Blithest season of all the year;
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.

–Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)

April 1: April Fools' Day

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
The Month of April 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The Month of April 2021: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore

By April, spring has finally sprung, and if we’re lucky, the weather will reflect that! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your grass is growing green. In celebration, check out the month’s holidays, recipes, gardening tips, and folklore!
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How to get a beautiful lawn in the most difficult places.

Slopes, full blistering sun, bare play areas, sandy soils, or areas of pet waste are just some of the difficult situations in many yards. Zoysia grass loves all those and more. Is Zoysia the solution for your yard?

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How to Grow Chocolate M&M's in Your Garden!
How to Grow Chocolate M&M's in Your Garden!

April 1 is the traditional day to plant chocolate M&M’s—just as St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas. If you plant this cacao bean crop too late in the summer, it will melt! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest this sweet crop. Kids love it!
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How To: Fix Your Fatigue And Increase Energy

Did you know there are 3 “Super Foods” that you should NEVER eat? I’m not kidding.  New research reveals these supposed “Super Foods” can actually drain your energy, damage your hormones and have devastating effects on your metabolism… Fortunately on the next page my good friend Dr. Gundry MD shows you exactly WHICH 3 foods you must AVOID like the plague, and what you should be eating instead. ==> NEVER Eat These 3 “Super Foods”.

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When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined
When Is Easter 2021? | How Easter's Date is Determined

Easter 2021 will be observed on Sunday, April 4! Easter is a “movable feast” that is always held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. Do you know how the exact date of Easter is determined? Find out why the date changes every year and how this holiday relates to the first full Moon of spring.
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Get out to the market with delightful tote bags!

Double-sided market totes perfect for all your shopping needs! These tote bags of durable canvas will easily transport all your fresh fruits and veggies!

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Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-Range Weather Forecasts

Get your 2021 long-range weather predictions for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac—covering the United States and Canada. Our extended forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations to weddings.
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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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Hot Cross Buns With Icing
Hot Cross Buns With Icing

Traditionally, Hot Cross Buns are served on Good Friday prior to Easter.

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Enjoy spring mornings with charming coffee mugs!

These lovely coffee mugs are perfect for sipping coffee or tea out on the patio, enjoying the sounds of spring birds appearing and the garden starting to bloom!

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