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Ever wondered what it might be like to work for The Old Farmer’s Almanac? I’m a college intern here... 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
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Almanac Essay contest! Below are the submitted essays... 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
Heard about the end of the world predictions for May 21, 2011? A U.S. radio preacher says Judgment... read more
I was going to mow the grass last night and noticed all the dandelions growing in the grass. I had... read more
Springtime Tea Yellow and pink blossoms, warm rain, and birds chirping often denote the season of... read more
As a kid, I loved dyeing Easter eggs. (When is Easter this year? Click here.) It was great fun... read more
Have you ever wondered about experimenting with different herbs to make the perfect cup of tea? If... read more
I recently attended an interesting lecture on outdoor container gardening at The Boston Flower and... read more
When numbers on a thermometer dip, it’s a good idea to check for frostbite—and be aware of the... read more
Late in the harvest, we often find some extra-large veggies. This morning, I finally pulled up a... read more
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of... read more
From the beginning, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been calculated on astronomy, not astrology. But... read more
These terms are useful to know. They also correspond to a match game that appears in The 2011 Old... read more
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds an essay contest with cash prizes. Enter the 2016... read more
Have you ever had a snake in your house? Several people relate horrifying experiences in “Snakes in... read more
There is something special about summer reading. Sitting back in the porch rocker with a glass of... read more
Through the summer, I have suet hanging on a hook on my deck next to the hummingbird feeder. I can... read more
Do you have a favorite farmers’ market? Support your local market. 1. Find your farmers’ market in... read more
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but... read more
This week, I was musing about how much I've learned about gardening in the past year. If you're a... read more
Some of the most interesting plant containers are ones that were not originally intended for the ... read more
I'm planting a small organic vegetable garden this year. My goals: enjoy healthier and better-... read more
Spring has arrived! With longer days and warmer weather, the birds are starting to sing, the buds... read more
Gardening in the woods can be a challenge, especially when you love plants and flowers. But the... read more
I have made a decision this year to have a small, thriving vegetable garden but to try to save... read more