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Step out anytime after 7:30 P.M. Look around for anything bright. The first thing you’ll notice is... read more
Gardening in the woods can be a challenge, especially when you love plants and flowers. But the... read more
Enter the Almanac weather trivia contest. We pose a weather question. You guess an answer and see... read more
Funny Marriage Advice from Fifth Graders How do you decide whom to marry? No person really decides... read more
A hoax, according to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, is a trick or fraud, “something... read more
Late winter is maple syrup time! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing sap buckets hanging... read more
Enter The Old Farmer’s Almanac annual recipe contest with cash prizes! This contest is closed.... read more
Though New Year’s resolutions have a checked history in my own life, it surprised me to find out... read more
Every December, we cook up a storm for the annual Almanac Christmas party. Last year, a huge ice... read more
This past winter, I had the opportunity to spend 6 days in Alaska on The Old Farmer’s Almanac... read more
This contest is now closed, but we hope you enjoy these wonderful wedding photos—and we thank our... read more
This contest is now closed, but we hope you enjoy these wonderful SUN photos—and we thank our... read more
Cook up a Halloween dinner for something fun! Here is an easy Halloween menu with three recipes for... read more
Congratulations to the 2014–2015 Almanac Winter Photo winners. This year, both the Almanac editors... read more
This contest is now closed, but we hope you enjoy these wonderful pet photos—and we thank our... read more
Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay. Here are the 2015 winners featured in The Old Farmer’... read more
Every January, the members of my community garden have a potluck supper, during which we thumb seed... 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 2014 winners featured in The Old Farmer’... 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
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 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

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