Groundhog Day, weather lore, live show

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dear Almanac readers,

It’s that time of year again—when we consult a large rodent to see if we’ll have an early spring.

Join us LIVE for a Groundhog Day show at 7:00 a.m. this Thursday as we share some quirky folklore and celebrate the halfway mark to the equinox.


Your Almanac Editors

Just half your wood and half your hay,
Should be remaining on Candlemas Day.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Celebrate Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox. Here are the facts and folklore about Groundhog Day. It’s so much more than a wacky weather prediction from a plump marmot!
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…

Venus in February Highlights

Venus Brightest in February: See Your Shadow by Venus Light
Dazzling Venus is getting even brighter in February! And “dazzling” is no exaggeration. The evening star will reach its greatest brilliance on February 16–17.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

Hearty Chili Recipe


This chili recipe makes a wonderfully nutritious meat-stretching meal. This recipe makes a delicious, hearty one, and can be prepared in a crockpot if you like.

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.

Best Chicken Wings

Thai Chicken Wings

We love this recipe from Susan Norlander, who says that the following Thai Chicken Wings recipe can be used with other chicken parts “but somehow wings are more fun to eat!

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.

Is There a Right Way to Sleep?

What Is The Best Sleeping Position?
Find out how your sleeping position affects your health and how to sleep better in a healthy sleeping position.
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.