For 228 years, people have turned to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for advice and wisdom in times of uncertainty. This remains true now more than ever before.
As happens every spring, our staff is hard at work on the upcoming 2021 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. While this hasn’t changed, a lot has. Even though our offices in Dublin, New Hampshire, remain closed, many of our colleagues are working from home. Routines and priorities have shifted.
We’re all weathering this storm the best we can. This is as true for us as it is for you. Things are shifting quickly, and we’re all adapting. What is unwavering is our dedication to being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor” today, tomorrow, and well into the future. As you can imagine, we’ve been through a lot in 228 years and still managed to come out on the other side. We will this time, too, and so will you.
While we encourage you to stay on top of current events, it’s just as important to take a break. Begin a new hobby. Improve your skills in an old one. Learn something new. Get outside. Find a reason to laugh. It is our goal during these challenging times to help you with all of this while also providing time-tested and true advice to manage your home, health, and happiness.
On our Web site, Almanac.com, we’re working to curate content that’s useful and timely, including tips for spring-cleaning and sanitizing, how to socially distance, and spring allergy relief. We will also continue to provide the best advice on gardening, astronomy, food & cooking, home & health, seasonal events, and, of course, the weather. Plus, with our library of Growing Guides, you can learn how to grow your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers right at home.
For kids stuck at home, we’ve launched our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids Web site with free stories and fun projects like Plant a Grocery Garden, The Reasons for the Seasons, Make Every Day Special, and Springtime Fun Around the World. Straight from the pages of the Almanac for Kids, these articles and activities—and many more like them!—keep spirits high and young minds engaged, entertained, and learning. If you’re not doing so already, consider following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest and/or signing up for our free newsletters. These daily doses of the Almanac can continue to provide a respite from the events of the day by looking to the sky and exploring the world with a turn toward the fundamentals of gardening, food, natural remedies, and do-it-yourself projects.
Things may feel a little unsteady right now, but the simple pleasures in life remain: gardening, making a meal, staring up at the stars, enjoying the outdoors, working with our hands, and treasuring our loved ones. (Speaking of hands: Be sure to wash yours!) We believe that The Old Farmer’s Almanac can help you to find joy and peace in many different ways.
Take care of yourself, and remember—as has been true since 1792—we’re always here for you!
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