Video of The Day October 18


Birthday Lore of The Day October 18

You are positive and determined, sometimes stubborn and impulsive. Do not give way to moods; you are capable and energetic and like to be a leader. You are very affectionate and demonstrative and require an understanding and constant love.

Advice of The Day October 18

Indian Summer-like weather this time of year is called St. Luke’s Little Summer.

Question of The Day October 18

What is the difference between jelly, jam, and preserves?

Jelly is a mixture of fruit juice and sugar and is clear and firm enough to hold its shape. Jam is made from crushed or chopped fruit and is softer than jelly. Preserves are made of small, whole fruits or larger pieces of fruits in a clear, thick syrup.

Gardening Question of the Day October 18

Is it possible to grow rosemary in an outdoor bed in Nashville, Tennessee, without having to dig it up and bring it inside before the first frost? I am wondering whether heavy mulching at the base and a burlap cover over the plant would help it live through our mild winter freezes.

Since rosemary is a tender shrub that overwinters well in Zones 8 through 10 and Nashville is in Zone 6, you’ll be taking a risk by leaving yours outside through the cold season. But it’s worth a shot. Mulching heavily is a good idea — try surrounding the plant with leaves packed into black plastic bags — and consider building a cold frame for the plant. Also, if you can, put the plant on the south side of your house, up against a wall for protection, but in full sun. This may provide enough warmth to help the plant survive the winter.

Puzzle of The Day October 18

Complete, I am an ill-placed zephyr; behead me, and I am floating logs; behead me again, and I am part of a ship.

Draft – raft – aft.

Word of The Day October 18

Golden number.

A number in the 19-year cycle of the Moon, used for determining the date of Easter. (The Moon repeats its phases approximately every 19 years.) Add 1 to any given year and divide the result by 19; the remainder is the Golden Number. If there is no remainder, the Golden Number is 19.

Today in History October 18

Born: Chuck Berry (musician), 1926. An early snowstorm over Lakes Erie and Ontario brought 48 inches of snow to the region just south of Buffalo, 1930.



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