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The Old Farmer's Almanac - Beets, deadly hurricanes, swordfish kabobs


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June 26, 2017

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pine-clad mountains in summer
When sun-rays crown thy pine-clad hills
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land
.
–Sir Cavendish Boyle, governor of Newfoundland (1849–1916)

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How to Make Garden Tea


Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. Here’s how.


Purple Iris Solar Lantern

Enhance outdoor spaces with these pretty solar-powered flower lanterns. Hand-painted glass petals add a lovely pop of color during the day. At night, a string of automatic LED lights illuminate the flowers creating a colorful glow. The metal hook and beaded chain makes this unique lantern easy to hang. 
$24.99

Growing and Harvesting Beets


Beets are a cool season vegetable crop. This root veggie grows quickly and has many different varieties, which showcase deep red, yellow, or white bulbs of different shapes.


Blackout!

Summer storms mean power outages! Ever experienced an outage? See 6 quick tips to prepare–and power through.

Name the Deadliest Hurricane


With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States. This month, we’ll look at five from the first half of the 20th century; in coming months, we’ll look at more recent major hurricanes.


Cozy Sheep Heating Pad | SAVE 33%

Sheep-shaped microwave heating pad that doubles as a gentle ice pack. Provides natural hot and cold comfort! Microwave for moist heat therapy to relax stiff muscles, improve circulation, and flexibility. Freeze for cold therapy that is more comfortable than ice or peas.
$26.95

Delicious, Easy Swordfish


Swordfish is a firm-fleshed fish, so it’s a great choice for grilling or broiling! Fish cooks quickly, so you’ll have a healthy, juicy, delicious meal in no time!



Animal Track Trivets

Functional and decorative, our Solace Animal Tracks Trivet features the footprints of moose, deer, bear, wolf, and cougar. Trivet measures approximately 7-¾ inches in diameter and is laser-cut from high quality birch plywood. 
$21.95

High Heels and Health


Are high-heeled shoes good for you—or harmful to your bodies? Why do people wear high heels, anyway?


Dragonfly Hose Guard | SAVE 33%

Beautiful and functional! Made of aluminum for years of rust-free use.  
$31.95


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