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Daily Newsletter for Friday, May 21, 2021

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The earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue.

–Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832–1911)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Elephant Ears
Elephant Ears
The dramatic elephant ear plant, commonly known as taro, is a dramatic tropical foliage plant with magnificent heart-shaped or arrow-shaped leaves. Here’s how to grow elephant ear in 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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Organic Gardening Basics: How to Start an Organic Garden
Organic Gardening Basics: How to Start an Organic Garden
If you’ve been thinking of ditching the chemicals and going organic, this is the year to do it! There are many good reasons to grow an organic garden, but health tops the list. The food is fresher and more nutritious, plus you want edible crops free from chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and...
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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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2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
2021 Hurricane Season Forecast
On the heels of last year’s record-breaking season, another “above-normal” hurricane season is expected for 2021. Will we reach 30 storms again? (We hope not!) Find out what exactly is predicted for this year’s hurricane season. Plus, see answers to common questions about Earth’s most violent ...
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Buy 2 or more and get $3 off each tote bag!

Show support for local farmers with these convenient and sturdy tote bags!

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is one of our best Pulled Pork Sandwiches—and we’ve also included a recipe for BBQ sauce, baked beans and coleslaw.

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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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Homemade Herbicides: 5 Natural Ways to Weed
Homemade Herbicides: 5 Natural Ways to Weed
After watching my neighbor spray the weeds in his driveway with a cancer-causing herbicide, I thought I should look into some natural “weed killers” to rid your yard of unwanted plants. Here are a few homegrown ways to get rid of competing plants while still keeping people, pets, wildlife, and...
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Useful bookmarks made in Vermont!

These convenient bookmarks make wonderful keepsakes. Their thinness allows readers to use the markers without worrying about breaking the book’s binding. 

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