Foxglove, solar eclipse tomorrow, thinning fruit

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

sunset

'Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight's crimson burns.

–George Arnold (1834–65)

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Foxglove
Foxglove
Foxglove is a stunning flower with tubular blossoms that have speckled throats. The plant creates a dramatic effect with its tall spires of flowers.
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Feeling Old? Do This Once A Day And Watch What Happens

Researchers have found a new at home test that you can do right now in your seat that can help predict future health and longevity. It’s a very simple test and only take a couple minutes to do. Click Here To Find Out Now >>

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How to Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
It may sound counterintuitive, but to get the best harvest of apples trees and other fruit trees, we actually need to remove some of the fruit – a technique known as thinning fruit. This is often done in early summer before the “June drop” when the tree naturally drops some of its burden. Here are...
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Night Sky Watch for June 2021
Night Sky Watch for June 2021
Get ready for a sunrise solar eclipse on Thursday, June 10! See details and a map of what you will see—plus, find more highlights of the June 2021 sky including the summer solstice, a full Strawberry Moon, and great planet watching
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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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When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2021
When Is the Next Eclipse? | Eclipse Dates for 2021
See which eclipses will be visible during 2021 across North America.
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Learn full Moon meanings with the 2022 Moon Calendar!

Enchanting lunar photos and folklore! This fascinating calendar features striking scenes of the Moon in the landscape, accompanied by fun facts and lore about Earth’s natural satellite, including monthly full Moon names and meanings. Now shipping!

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Over-the-Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Over-the-Top Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie recipe is “the most delicious pie of all time,” according to our recipe tester. We think this dessert is aptly named!

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Get cooking in a Magnolia Apron!

Enjoy your time in the kitchen this summer. This stunning kitchen apron evokes the fragrance of magnolias. Brighten up your kitchen with the Magnolia Apron!

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