Spring equinox, live show, spring foods

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 19, 2017

For glad spring has begun,

And to the ardent Sun 

The Earth, long time so bleak, 

Turns a frostbitten cheek.  

Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
78th day of the year

Bruce Willis (actor) was born on this day in 1955.
Paul Scofield (actor) died on this day in 2008.


old farmers almanac garden guide

Celebrate The Equinox Tomorrow!

First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) falls on Thursday, March 19. This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Before you try to balance that egg, read this!
Tree of Life Light-Reflective Wall Art

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  
Equinox Fun Facts

Vernal Equinox Oddities
This year, the vernal equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. Are day and night equal on this day? Does the Sun rise exactly east and set exactly west? Learn about the March equinox from Bob Berman, Almanac astronomer.
Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. 
Favorite Foods of Spring

Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Delight in the taste of spring! Here are seasonal recipes using asparagus, rhubarb, fresh peas, strawberries, scallions, spinach, fiddleheads, and more!
Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
Fiddlehead Soup

Cream of Fiddleheads Soup

Early spring means fiddleheads! These are the young, tightly curled fronds of the ostrich fern.

Solar Firefly Lantern

Cute-as-a-bug solar-powered Firefly Lanterns animate your outdoor space. These adorable bugs are created with sculpted metal and hand-painted with a metallic finish. During the day, these oversized lightbulb lanterns add a burst of color to your landscape. At night, the LED string lights inside light up like a firefly. 
Dandelion Pesto Recipe

Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion pesto is a wonderful recipe made with spring greens right from your own yard!

Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.