Hand-pollinating squash, the Chelsea Chop, wedding weather

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 6, 2021

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It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses
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–N.P. Willis (1807–67)

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How to Hand-Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squash flowers by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make extra-sure that your squash will grow! In this short video, we’ll show you how to hand-pollinate all kinds of squash, step by step.
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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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The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
The Chelsea Chop: Cutting Back Perennials for Better Blooms
What is the Chelsea Chop? A new hairdo or a fancy cut of meat? Nope, it’s just a pruning technique borrowed from the Brits. By cutting back leggy perennials by early summer, you will have more flowers on a fuller-looking plant. It’s hard to chop but it works and you’ll be happy...
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2022 Edition Now on Pre-Sale!

Happy New Almanac Year! It’s time to celebrate the newest edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! With our longstanding commitment to “new, useful, and entertaining matter,” you can count on your new edition to deliver a comprehensive and trustworthy guide to 2022. Pre-order now!

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Wedding Weather
Wedding Weather
When you think of June, you think of summer weather and weddings. The two are definitely related. While most people know that June is a traditional month for weddings, few realize how much these traditions were shaped by weather.
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It's time to pre-order 2022 Calendars!

Whether you’re a weather watcher, a country lover, a lunar fanatic, a green thumb, or a busy planner, or you simply want some Almanacky fun every day of the year, we’ve got the calendar for you on pre-sale now!

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Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes

The crispy, cheesy love that comes from baking simple sliced spuds really speaks to us—as well as the texture and flavor of scalloped potatoes.

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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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The Evolution of the American Barn
The Evolution of the American Barn
Who doesn’t enjoy catching sight of an American barn when they drive down the road? Discover the interesting history of American barn styles—and enjoy these historic barn pictures. Plus, we answer that popular question: Why are many barns painted red?
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