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Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay. Here are the winners featured in The 2015 Old Farmer... read more
This past winter, I had the opportunity to spend 6 days in Alaska on The Old Farmer's Almanac... read more
Congratulations to the 2014/2015 Almanac Winter Photo winners. This year, both the Almanac... read more
At breakfast, I sit near my backyard window and listen to birds' sweet songs in the morning light... read more
Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay. Here are the winners featured in The 2015 Old Farmer... 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
Enjoy these delicious recipes—all winners in The Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide... read more
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or... read more
Did you enter The Old Farmer's Almanac “Guess Our First Snow” contest? This winter, the winning... read more
If you're a gardener who lives with frost, it's important to get your vegetables harvested in time... read more
Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay. Here are the winners featured in The 2014 Old Farmer... read more
I love purple, from my favorite plum designer-knockoff handbag to violet pansies in my late winter... read more
We are not accepting entries at this time. The Almanac Pet Photo Contest Prize The winning photo... 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
Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay. We were overwhelmed with words of appreciation and... 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... 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 ... 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... read more
The only hybrid tea rose that will survive in my -20F winters is ‘Cherry Parfait’.  It’s beautiful... 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... read more
Ever wondered wear we got the football helmet? See how the history of sports has changed due to... read more
Ever wondered what it might be like to work for The Old Farmer’s Almanac? I’m a college intern... read more
It's maple syrup time! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing sap buckets hanging on maple... read more
We want to see your beautiful gardens. Enter The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013 Garden Photo Contest... 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