Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)
How The Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts The Weather Every year, folks ask us … “How does The Old Farmer’s Almanacpredict the weather?” As America’s oldest weather forecaster, we specialize in predicting long-range weather, using a unique, age-old formula that’s traditionally 80% accurate.