Hosta tips, tick control, grilled corn and fried chicken

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

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, May 29, 2021

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Shear your sheep in May,
And shear them all away.

–Proverb

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Hostas
Hostas
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a garden that doesn’t get too much sun. Reliable and easy to grow, hostas are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener! Plant in the spring and cut back in the fall after a few frosts. Learn more about growing and caring for hostas.
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Father's Day is June 20th

Save 15% on Maximum Weather Instruments and get Dad a unique gift for Father’s Day!

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How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
Take the plunge and get composting! You’ll feel great doing it. We’ll show you how to garden waste and kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich goodness—whether it’s “hot” composting or “cold” composting. All of this beautiful, earthy compost is free—and your plants will thank you for it!
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Where did people used to hang their Almanac?

Have you ever wondered about the hole in the top left-hand corner of The Old Farmer’s Almanac? The holes first appeared in the late 1700s, when we made our earliest Almanacs. Readers discovered how useful the Almanac was in their daily lives and wanted it close at hand. So, it was a simple matter of taking a nail, punching a hole through the Almanac, tying a string around it, and then hanging it up in a handy spot, such as the barn or kitchen, or even the outhouse! For the last 100 years or so, we’ve been drilling the holes ourselves. Commemorate this wonderful tradition with an Ol’ Outhouse Kitchen Towel!

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Fried Chicken Recipe | First Prize 1998
Fried Chicken Recipe | First Prize 1998

We taste-tested a lot of fried chicken—and this recipe won first prize in our annual Almanac recipe contest! It’s delicious, crispy, and moist.

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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?
Now in its third printing, the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! Order the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook today!

 

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Grilled Corn With Chili-Lime Butter
Grilled Corn With Chili-Lime Butter

Our Chili-Lime Grilled Corn is always a huge success.

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How can I keep the Sun out of my eyes while gardening?

This lightweight straw hat offers 50 SPF protection from the sun with its 4-inch circular brim and colorful headband. The hat is water-resistant and folds/rolls up for easy travel storage without losing its shape!

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Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
Tick Bites | Lyme Disease | Treatment
If you spend time outside or have pets that go outdoors, it’s important to be aware of ticks! Here’s a primer on types of ticks, Lyme disease symptoms, how to prevent tick bites, and how to remove ticks—plus, what to do with a removed tick!
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Where can I find cozy and fun socks?

Check out our wide selection of fun socks with witty sayings and clever illustrations!

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