Hello all, Andrew from just south of boston here. Carpenter by trade, grower by choice! I am a fruit and small fruit enthuasist, I grow 6 variety of apple,peaches, hazelnut, blueberry for all year, black and raspberrys, strawberrys, grapes, kiwi and cherrys. My mother does large amounts of fresh baking, pickling and canning with what I produce! I also have around 1000sqft of vegetable garden.
Hope to be able to sample out some of the fresh goods to members here if that is kosher! From Concord grape jelly to kiwi-strawberry syrup to fresh homemade apple/peach cobbler!
Sounds like you got yourself a nice spread there.
Hello, I'm new to Almanac.com and just saying hi! I'm interested in food, recipes, gardening, birding, astrology, and more. I can't wait to learn something new and meet interesting people here!
Hello! I am a recent retiree from the federal government. I was born in California but made a job related move to Virginia in 1994. Since my family (including two grandchildren)lives in Virginia, I decided to stay in the area after retirement. I enjoy reading, gardening, bird watching, movies, drawing, watching professional and college football, the opera, and volunteer work. Have two cats and a dog.
I am new to forums as well as to the site. I have lived in central Florida for 14 years transplanted from great garden state of NJ.
For the past 5 years I have had a love/hate relationship with a very small garden space. If it isn't planted in a container it just doesn't grow.
Jump right in anywhere...
welcome to TOFA! :)
hello, a bit about me,I enjoy gardening,trail riding on my horse,camping,dutch oven cooking,raising animals for food and pet.married and loving life.
Welcome to the forums
So many new people, and not so new returning, since I last checked in here.
Yes, Welcome ALL.
Never be afraid of adding your 2 cents to anything, or jumping in both feet first, and contributing, never mind the consequences. That's what most of this chat forum is about. The chance to let off steam and share a laugh with the "Rest of the Family".
Belinda here from the heart of Texas. We're retired and loving it. I enjoy working on my family tree and making new friends from all over.
I used to post here for a couple of years, 2002 thru 2004. I really enjoyed the nice folks here. I see a couple of the old timers. I remember Stuie well. He was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him.
I,m looking forward to meeting more new friends in TOFA.
Hello, all, my name is Grant and I have little imagination with forum handles! I've been looking at the Old Farmer's Almanac for years, but only recently really took a solid look at the contents as it's the first time I've had my own copy (my grandma tends to take them and I never see them again). Now I wonder, why didn't I have this on hand YEARS ago?!
My 2010 copy is totally worn out. I've just picked up the 2011.
And by the way, your weather has been spot on, had I followed the Almanac predictions as opposed to the TV, I would not have gotten soaked recently biking home. That's what prompted me to finally join the forum...
Enjoy the forums :)
Hi all, i'm Jenny from singapore, looking forward to become a little part of community to have more friends and gain knowledge :D
I think your the first one from Singapore.
Introducing myself... I'm new to the Old Farmer's Almanac forum. My name is Lana McCauley and I was raised on a farm in Southwest Kansas. After taking 3 years of nursing and having several different careers, I am currently an astrologer. Knowledge of the Old Farmer's Almanac helped me save my husband's life by moving his surgery 2 days. The surgeon wanted to operate with a Full Moon and the Moon in Scorpio. I said, "No way!" Surgeon agreed to move surgery 2 days after the Full Moon. 5 years later my husband is doing fine! The 45 year old young man who took my husband's place on that Full Moon, Moon in Scorpio, bled to death on the operating table. We are all animals, you cut us we bleed like all other animals. I specialize in Elective Surgery Date consultation. I also specialize in matchmaking for people born between the 15th-30th of each month. I currently live in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. My website is: www.astrology-advice.com I look forward to helping out in these forum discussions! Blessings... Lana
in the 2011 almanac [i don't remember what page-after he read it, my husband packed it with the books as we are moving]it was recommended that if we teach our cats to use the toilet, we will save a lot of landfill annually. unfortunately, the cat waste is not completely filtered out of the sewage and toxoplasmosis is getting in the sea water. it is killing otters! please don't take my word for it. contact jarod miller. he has a program called 'animal exploration' and is considered a leading authority on animals. but please don't allow cat waste in the sewage. use kitty litter, bag it and let it rot in the landfills. please don't let fear of filling landfills kill off the otters!
Enjoy the forums...
Northcentral PA. here. Grandparents and parents always had gardens, and now, in my 40's, I want to give it a shot.
I'm sure I'll have tons of questions.
West Central PA here :)
to the forums, YB. :)
It is to laugh :P
Isn't it time for your yearly shearing Sheep?
'til next summer. Meantime, I'm going for the Robert Plant look. :P
Just thought I'd pop in from my usual place on the Gardening Forum! :)
YB, if you do shear Blacksheep, be sure not to let any sparks from his pipe get in the wool, might smolder in there till it lights up! :D
I'm tickled pink to be back here at tofa. it was always a great site to come to. i met alot of great people here and im surprised that some are still here. although i shouldnt be should I... i cant wait to start talkin to ya"ll again and to meet any newbies. but i guess im the newbie again..
My name is StarBlaster, StarB, starzy, or just Vallery or Val. lol lots of names. Anyway I'm the single mom of two beautiful children, Mikey and Serenity. I'm getting married at the end of the month to the assistant pastor at my church.
I'm a born again Bible and Holy Spirirt believeing Chrisitan who likes to go witness to people in my town and work on jewelery and writre on my free time. I dont have much free time as I work at Walgreens pharmacy as a technician about 30 hours a week. I teach "girls club" at the Thursday Night Youth Groups and I'm very pleased to see the change in some of the girls I witness to.
God is great and greatly to be praised. He constantly provides for all my needs as I never can make enough money for all the bills. Each pay check is a stretch and each time it looks bleak as my budget tells me I'm 200 in the hole but God's got it and is almighty in his provision!
God bless you all!
Welcome back Starzy! We've missed you!
Hello everyone..I'm a housewife, mother of two adults and grandmother. I'm a christian with an open mind. I live in the deep south and I'm a rebel by heart. I believe everyone has a right to live life the way it makes them and others happy. I don't care what your color, religion, nationality or political views are. If you have a good heart and treat others with kindness we'll get along. I love my family, I enjoy writing, telling stories to children,quilting,painting,gardening, crocheting,collecting antiques,rocks, crystals. I have lots of hobbies and lots of beliefs. One thing that gets my energy and immagination flowing is that first nip of cool air in the fall after one of Florida's hot summers. I feel like the energizer bunny when fall arrives. The colors, the way the air smells, the magic of the season. I suppose that is why Halloween has aways been fun and magical for me. I have a website that is based on those feelings and everything related to the magic of Fall and Halloween. So have a good one everyone remember Fall is just around the corner. I wish you all a very magical one.
I love almanac, I've been reding and following as I could since I was 7 years old and that was in 1965!
We are a small chicken farm with around 300 birds. Our specialty breeds are Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites.
Hey, I'am Goo, in Cheaspeake, VA
I've read the almanac for the last few years to help me with deer season. I've tried very hard to garden but last year a tornado destroyed my garden and we moved to Oklahoma (I'm a Soldier) and the red clay killed my plants. I'll try again next year with topsoil I import from Texas. I'm 28, married with two young children. I like the advice despensed in the almanac. I read it continuously from late summer through mid winter. I'm a Texan by birth and lived there before the Army took me away. I've been deployed twice. I've been to Kuwait/Iraq (05-06) and Afghanistan (08-09). I've lived in Texas, Washington DC, Wisconsin and my deployed locations.
I am Stephen Miller and I am new to this forum. I love eating and interested to try out new recipes. I am here to get some exciting tips and to share ideas.
I was certainly glad to find this forum. I'm now a retired Army Officer trying to settle back into where I started as just an Arkansas farmboy. And finding there's a lot to re-learn. While growing up we centered everything we did around the "signs". I mean we didn't even hoe the garden unless Mama decided the sign supported it. Know what? There was a lot less in the way of follow-on problems the things we did than if we did them willy-nilly as we now do.
I joined today because I'm facing the repeat of a failed hip replacement surgery. The bone cement that was to hold the "stem" of my new hip in the femur bone did not bond, so the whole hip structure is sort of just floating free.
So as I have to decide about this surgery Mama nudged me to remember to think about the right time according to the signs and have the surgery with the signs in or below the knees and falling.
Any opinions from anyone out there?
I wanted to say hello to everyone. I live in Canada and we are entering spring. It has been a tough winter.
I like going for walk's and talking to people and their animal's when I am out. Also enjoying the good weather when we have it.
Hello... just bought 2015 and the digital edition. I enjoy looking around the site but after five minutes and the Liberty Link" popup every time I went to a new page it has me frustrated.
I am a retired schoolteacher and follow the weather as a hobby. Currently live in Central Illinois but will be looking to become a snowbird.
Hello all from the great state of Michigan.
My name is Chuck and I've lived in Michigan all my life I grew up in southwest Detroit and moved to the suburbs in 1989.
I've always known about the Old Farmer's Almanac, and I happened to do a search on it and I noticed that they had a website so I thought I'd come in check it out and register for the forum.
admittedly I do live in the city I'm not as far out in the country as I would like to live. But we did at one time have a garden behind the garage here or there used to be an ally. But we didn't do one this year because my dad really just didn't feel like planting a one and I didn't either.
My interests are a lot of things, I am interested in electronics, amateur radio, shortwave listening, Christianity, history particularly American history in the 194O's.
age here is 42 years old, single, never married with no kids. And I'd kinda like to keep it that way too. Was in a relationship once and it was not a good thing for me.
I'm also a writer, I have been writing since 2006. I wrote some as a kid but stopped doing it for a long time. I am a blogger, I write about one of the most dreadful subjects on the planet and that is politics. I started out as a left of center blogger in 2006 and by the end of 2007 I had fully switched from being a Blue Dog Democrat to being a Pat Buchanan type conservative. I still happen to love America and happen to believe that it is the greatest nation on earth. Funny how some people don't understand that.
I look forward to the fellowship on this forum and reading so many interesting stuff on here.
Chuck in Michigan
Hi :) My hubby and I and our two small children have an old place in the country (zone 5) and are trying to set up an off grid homestead and become self-reliant and sustainable. We have no experience in any of this and where wondering on a yearly basis when to do what (plant, harvest, log, etc) Thanks for any help anyone can be! :) :)
My name is Christy and I love gardening. I love spending time with my grandchildren as they love to garden too!!!