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This past winter, I had the opportunity to spend 6 days in Alaska on The Old Farmer’s Almanac... read more
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for... read more
At breakfast, I sit near my backyard window and listen to birds' sweet songs in the morning light.... read more
Though New Year's resolutions have a checked history in my own life, it surprised me to find out... read more
For the past four months, we’ve shown you photos of clouds that might remind you of a certain... read more
It’s amazing how invisible water vapor can condense into tiny water droplets or ice particles,... read more
Clouds are always changing shape. Occasionally, they’ll morph into a familiar form, such as an... read more
If you like to look for familiar shapes in clouds, you’ve come to the right spot. Every few weeks,... read more
Is autumn is in the air? What signals the change of seasons in your area? Here in New Hampshire,... read more
What do you know about the mint family, the Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the... read more
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or... read more
If you're a gardener who lives with frost, it's important to get your vegetables harvested in time... read more
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long.  A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is.  It’s... read more
A week ago, I waved goodbye to the last Monarch butterflies that hatched in my garden on the... read more
When an Almanac colleague and gardener greeted me one day with,”Good morning! I left a bag of... read more
I’ve never been one to make my own jams, jellies, and preserves, but when a coworker brought in her... read more
No, I’m not Rumplestiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold... read more
I find that getting seeds to germinate properly is the most difficult aspect of planting the garden... read more
May is always a hectic month for me. Here, in the northeast, the gardening season is short and ... read more
I don’t own a clothes dryer, which means using sturdy indoor and outdoor drying equipment. The year... read more
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit... read more
Aggressively marketed as important for health and hydration, a mind-boggling array of packaged... read more
Last blog I asked you what edibles you would plant if you were limited to only three.  The response... read more
Ever wondered what it might be like to work for The Old Farmer’s Almanac? I’m a college intern here... read more
It's maple syrup time! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing sap buckets hanging on maple... read more
Take me into a candy shop any day, anywhere, and I will walk out with a turtle every time. No... read more
Baking and decorating cookies for family and friends (and, for Santa, of course) is a favorite... read more
While getting stung by an insect is certainly no fun, at least one entomologist has found a way... read more
Let’s be honest, if you’re a dog lover, it’s nearly impossible to say no to those sad eyes,... read more
Potato Harvesting Traditions on a Family Farm in Maine Cully Colantino, age 13, tells me that... read more
According to an old saying wood warms you when you cut it and when you burn it. I don’t agree. I... read more
With the daylight hours waning and the nights getting cooler, my favorite season is approaching.... read more
Every January, the members of my community garden have a potluck supper, during which we thumb seed... read more
How’s your garden growing this year? Please share below! I asked this question last year and... read more
I love to watch the hummingbirds at my feeders. I have one close to my deck and the other one is... read more
My son’s sandbox is near the patio. Our patio is also where the grill lives. Thus, during the... read more
The fun of gardening, to me, is trying to grow something different, as well as planting reliable... read more
There was a time when I had hours to devote to my gardens. I fought the pesky bugs, creepy pests,... read more
I love wildlife, but I don’t see as much now that I’ve moved from the country to a small town. So,... read more
Summer Trip Ideas Between emails, page proofs, phone calls, and meetings, I am daydreaming about... read more