Friday, June 09, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Fall garden planting, making sauerkraut, squirrels

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June 06, 2017

    
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oxen
The earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse
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–Elizabeth Ann Allen (1832–1911)
old farmers almanac garden guide

MAKE YOUR OWN KRAUT!


Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to learn how to make sauerkraut of your own!


Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17 inches long and includes both Fahrenheit (120⁰ to -40⁰) and Celsius scales.
$24.95

STARGAZING FOR JUNE


Welcome to the June 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s night sky highlights, including conjunctions, meteor showers, and planets. 


Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that gleams and pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
$39.95

HOW TO MANAGE SQUIRRELS


Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your garden.


Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of greens, yellows, and blues with a bright metallic finish.
$23.95

INVASIVE PLANTS SPREADING?


What are invasive plants? How do you keep invasive plants from spreading? Let’s dig in!


Hummingbird Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
$15.95

FALL GARDEN PLANTING DATES


Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to plant your fall crops! The succession gardening chart below shows the last fall planting dates, based on the first expected frost dates in the fall.


Hummingbird Thermometer Stake

“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit (-20º to 120º) and Celsius (-35º to 55º).
$23.99

CAN YOU TRAIN CHICKENS?


Backyard poultry farmers know the joys of raising chickens and gathering eggs, but do they know that training chickens can be faster than training dogs? We looked back at the article “How to Teach Old Chickens New Tricks” in The 2006 Old Farmer’s Almanac for tips on how to train your chickens.




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