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The Old Farmer's Almanac - Peony care, grilling recipes, raising chickens

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June 13, 2017


Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours,
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon
–Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

Grow Your Own Mint

Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It has a fruity, aromatic taste.

Large Matchboxes

Finally, they’re back in stock! Matchboxes in 6 dazzling designs. Each box contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. Matchboxes measure a generous 4.375 inches by 2.5 inches.  Buy 3 or more matchboxes and SAVE 25% with coupon code FLAME

How to Care for Peonies

The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom in springtime—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.

Feed Sack Pillows

Choose from 17 different designs! Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Perfect for a country-themed home.

Cool New Clouds

My last post celebrated cloud lovers and how they shook the science world with their cell phones. They discovered 12 clouds now listed in the International Cloud Atlas—the first officially recognized in 30 years. Now it’s time to meet these strange new clouds filling the skies. 

Country Sunshine Wooden Box Sign

All box signs are 1.75 inches deep and can stand on their own or hang for wall display. Measures 8 inches by 9 inches.

Great Grilling Recipes

Ready for a cookout? Here are some great grilling tips and recipes. Meat tastes great from the grill if you do it right!

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.

How to Raise Chickens

So, you’d like to get started raising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first post of a six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.

Woodpecker Rain Gauge

Distinctive large glass vial. Measures rain or sprinklers. Made from rust-free aluminum.

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