Friday, February 09, 2018

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Companion News Letter

cheerful violets
Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security
–William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
38th day of the year
Spring begins in 41 days

Tina Majorino (actress) was born on this day in 1985.
Richard Hatch (actor, writer, producer) died on this day in 2017.

Question of the Day
When I was young and it would rain while the sun was shining, someone might say, "The Devil is beating his wife." Where did this saying come from? Answer

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Planning a High-Yield Garden

Growing More in the Space You Have
Most gardeners want to grow more in the space they have. A more productive garden gives a bigger harvest with less time spent weeding.

The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!
See the Orion Nebula

Exploring Orion, Episode 3
Enjoy this guest post by David Rankin, astrophotographer, and discover more about the constellation Orion—including a floating horse!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Beets and Potatoes Gratin

Beets and Potatoes Au Gratin
This recipe won first place in The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac Beet Recipe Contest. Congratulations to Brandi Morang from Seattle, Washington!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Brittle Nails?

Nail Biting and Brittle Nail Remedies
Take care of your hands and nails. Here are ways to deal with nail-biting habits and what to do when your nails are brittle. 
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
Best Firewood

Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low heat value—as well as a few important wood-burning tips.

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