Where's Bob? Cover Clues Contest!

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

To celebrate our 2017 edition—and 225th anniversary—we decided to sponsor another fun contest!  Presenting . . . .

The Almanac Cover Clues Contest!

Where's Bob? Where's Ben? Amidst the intricate design of the Almanac cover, you'll find answers to the easy questions at the link below—and be entered to win prizes from weather thermometers to kitchen towels to Almanac products. Have fun!

Of course, we hope you've picked up your own copy of our little yellow book, found in retail stores while they last and on our Web site

Many thanks for supporting The Old Farmer's Almanac. Now, let's get into the swing of 2017!

Your Almanac Editors

The plow that works is always shiny.
–Greek proverb

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10th day of the year

Josh Ryan Evans (actor) was born on this day in 1982.
David Bowie (musician) died on this day in 2016.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Find Ben! Find Bob! Win Prizes!

Almanac Cover Clues Contest
Have fun finding clues. Lots of prizes!
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…
Full Wolf Moon

Full Moon for January 2018
In January of 2018, there are two full Moons. The first full Moon of the year (January 1) is called the Wolf Moon. The second full Moon (January 31) has no given name, which makes it a Blue Moon. In addition, there will be a total lunar eclipse on the 31st!  See more information and viewing tips.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

The Algonquin people named the Full Snow Moon after this time when the heaviest snows fall.
When is MLK Day?

When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018? Here is the MLK Day date for the year—plus, more about this influential American civil rights leader.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.
Want to Raise Chickens?

Raising Chickens 101: How to Build a Chicken Coop
Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s a beginner’s guide to building a DIY chicken coop!
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A daily planner full of humor and useful advice, it’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping you organized.
Ever Had a Cold Sore?

How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore remedies.
2017 Almanac Gardening Page-a-Day Calendar

This informative page-a-day calendar is filled with Almanac wit, wisdom, adages, and observations for gardeners and backyard naturalists.