The July edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly magazine is now available! This month, the Almanac takes a trip to the Moon, tells the real story of Casey at the bat, salutes National Hot Dog Month, takes a look at the unlikely pair who built an automotive dynasty, gives tips on perennials, and more! For a little taste, here are just five of the fascinating facts you’ll find in this month’s edition:read more
June 28, 2013
Do you sleep better if your head is pointed due north? Will eating raw onions cure insomnia? And how about counting sheep? In this edition of Flashback Friday, The 2001 Old Farmer’s Almanac gives us a look at some ancient and modern myths about sleep.read more
June 28, 2013
From The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids Volume 5
Sweet potatoes are grown from slips—sprouts that develop their own roots. Most varieties require long growing seasons. If you live in the north, try ‘Centennial’, which needs 90 to 100 days to mature. You can buy sweet potato slips from garden centers, nurseries, or local farmers. Or, you can grow your own!
June 28, 2013
Misconceptions about poison ivy and poison oak have led desperate sufferers to adopt some pretty bizarre (and totally useless) cures. Finally, researchers have found a substance that may help - some of the time. But the best way to foil the itch is by minding the old saying, “Leaflets three, let it be.”read more
June 26, 2013
If you are a hockey fan, then you have probably been glued to the television for the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins showdown for the Stanley Cup. Whether you are a die-hard fan or new to the hockey scene, The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac fills us in on some rules of the game since the league began in 1916.read more
June 24, 2013
It turns out that there are some garden “pests” that you should welcome with open arms. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide explains how some other creepy creatures can be great garden helpers. So you may want to think again before sending ill-will towards them.
WELCOME THE LEAST-LOVED CRITTERS
June 24, 2013
Herbs are easy to grow, and there’s room for a few in everyone’s garden. The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide will show you how to grow and use 7 flavorful herbs.
7 FLAVORFUL KITCHEN HERBS
June 21, 2013
Earlier this week, we shared the Almanac Monthly Magazine’s recipe for the Best Barbecue Sauce. Now as we end the week and near the first weekend before summer, we go back in time to The 1999 Homeowner’s Companion for some tried-and-true tips for backyard cooking and grilling!read more
June 19, 2013
Now that school is out for most, you may be looking for a way to keep your little ones occupied.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, which celebrates its fifth edition later this summer, is an expert way to keep kids entertained and informed with a series of books full of fun facts, interesting articles, and interactive projects.read more
June 17, 2013
The June edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine dares to throw itself in the middle of “The Great Debate Over Barbecue Sauce.” If you’re not a connoisseur of this sometimes spicy, sometimes sweet sauce that’s so much more than a condiment, you may not understand all the fuss, but those who know the difference between a finishing sauce and mop, take their barbecue sauce seriously. Like as seriously as those in Seattle debate coffee.read more
Have a toothache? We would suggest that you go to the dentist, but to help pass the time while you wait for your appointment, consider this (not-so-practical) advice from 1991’s The Best of The Old Farmer’s Almanac compilation book.read more
June 12, 2013
One of the tastiest recipe contests in Almanac history occurred when we asked our readers to send in their best dishes that used bacon. The results appeared in The 2013 Old Farmer’s Almanac. First prize went to Gilda Lester of Millsboro, Delaware, for this recipe , which some have called “beyond gourmet” pizza!read more
The June edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly Magazine is now available! This month, the Almanac enters the debate over barbecue sauces, shares the four fundamentals of successful fishing, offers the dirt on growing award-winning vegetables, and much more! To whet your appetite, here are just five of the fascinating facts you’ll find in this month’s edition:
For this edition of Flashback Friday, we want to give your brain a workout with a few classical or original puzzles from The 1993 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Everyday common sense and a little agility are all you’ll need; you won’t need calculus, computers, alertness to tricks, or specialized knowledge. The answers to each of the puzzles appear below.read more
May 29, 2013
Raising chickens has become a major trend with even some urban dwellers getting in on the action. But have you thought about training your chicken? It turns out these feathered fowl are easier to train than dogs. Here’s a step-by-step guide from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 4 for how to train your chicken!read more