Growing bell peppers, Mercury retrograde, Memorial Day food

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, May 30, 2021

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The glittering leaves of the rhododendrons
Balance and vibrate in the cool air;
While in the sky above them
White clouds chase each other.

–John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950)

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Almanac Garden Guide
 
Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers are a tender, warm-season crop and a relative of the tomato. Here’s how to plant and grow bell peppers in your garden! 
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How can I light up my garden on summer nights?

The Old Farmer’s Store offers a wide variety of solar decorations, including lanterns and garden stakes, to add some brightness to your evening garden!

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2021
Mercury’s last period of retrograde motion in 2021 lasts from September 27 to October 17! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out.
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Get a fun game going with these beautiful cards!

Beautiful vintage French illustrations! This standard deck of playing cards features lovely vegetables on each card. Explore more fun card decks!

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Old-Fashioned Maple Baked Beans
Old-Fashioned Maple Baked Beans

These succulent beans were traditionally made with dark amber syrup, but lighter grades can be substituted. Adjust the sweetness to suit your taste.

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Charming mugs made in the USA!

Your hands will embrace the gentle curve of this delightful handwarming mug with a friendly saguaro cactus design!

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Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake
Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

This festive Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for celebrating any patriotic holiday.

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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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Super Summer Burgers
Super Summer Burgers

These amazing gourmet burgers will have your mouth watering with delicious toppings, including applewood bacon.

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Click to read the full "Ode to a Cow"!

The “Ode to a Cow” was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice reminds us to take a pause in our busy lives. Plus, it’s a quality sign made in America!

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