Supermoon tomorrow, direct seeding, chicken coop design

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

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, April 25, 2021

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Without your showers, I breed no flowers,
Each field a barren waste appears;
If you don't weep, my blossoms sleep,
They take such pleasures in your tears
.
–Philip Freneau (1752–1832)

 

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What Is a Supermoon?
What Is a Supermoon?
There are two supermoons in 2021—and the next one is Wednesday morning, May 26, 2021 at 7:14 a.m. EDT. The Moon will appear full both Tuesday and Wednesday night. What is a supermoon? We agree that it’s a catchy word and anything that encourages us to explore the night sky is positive—but let’s...
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Brighten up your kitchen with the Magnolia Kitchen Towel!

The bold floral print of this dish towel is a perfect kitchen accent! Bring your beautiful garden inside with the colorful magnolia print on this classic cotton towel.

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Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Vegetable Garden Planner Reviews: Lisa M.
Be inspired by other gardeners’ gardening ideas! We’re really in awe of the vegetable garden plan developed by Lisa M. and her husband—and see why they are so excited by the results. 
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Light up dark hallways with handcrafted night lights!

This country barn night light handcrafted in Dublin, NH is an adorable addition to hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, or anywhere you need a little extra light! The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo, reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid-20th century. Enjoy the warm relaxing glow of this intricate night light!

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Sowing Seeds in the Vegetable Garden
Sowing Seeds in the Vegetable Garden
Most vegetables are started from seed sown directly in the garden. This is often called “direct sowing” or “direct seeding.” In this article, we’ll talk about which vegetables are best planted as seed directly in the garden (versus planted as transplants). Plus, we will provide some tips and tricks...
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This rock can tell you about the weather!

When you wake up and wonder, “What is the weather like today?” This hilarious Almanac Weather Rock will have the answer! And even better: It’s made in picturesque Bethlehem, New Hampshire from local lumber!

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Frittata Della Nonna
Frittata Della Nonna

“My Nonna (grandmother) made this frittata in Italy for brunch after church, slightly cooled, with toast spread with ricotta and fresh coffee grounds.

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How can I keep the bugs away this summer?

This handy, all-natural insect repellent keeps away ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, blackflies, yellow flies, chiggers, and other pesky, biting bugs!

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Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
If you’re going to raise chickens, you’ll need a chicken coop to house them in! You can find a pre-built coop kit or build your own. Either way, here are design considerations for a simple chicken coop that’s sound, predator-proof, and doesn’t break your budget—plus, get pro tips for building a...
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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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