Starting seeds indoors, animal tracks, losing weight

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, January 4, 2018


Winter for a moment takes the mind; the snow
Falls past the arc-light; icicles guard a wall;
The wind moans through a crack in the window;
A keen sparkle of frost is on the sill
–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)

Thursday, January 4, 2018
4th day of the year

Dave Foley (actor) was born on this day in 1963.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi (only person certified by Japan as having survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Second World War atomic bombings) died on this day in 2010.

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!
How To Start Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors
Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season! Here are our best tips and tricks for starting seeds indoors.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Identifying Animal Tracks

Animal Track Identification
Animal tracks and footprints can tell you what animals are roaming around your backyard or eating your garden vegetables. See our animal track pictures to learn how to identify animal tracks and track animals!
Bees Please Water Pitcher

Use this small pitcher as a flower vase or accent decoration.
Leek Soup Recipe

Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your evening meal can help you to lose weight.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Annual Recipe Contest!

The Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds a recipe contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and enjoy winning recipes from past contests!
Uses for Old Newspapers

Reusing Newspapers in the Home and Garden
We subscribe to our local daily newspaper and a couple of Sunday papers, so even though hard times have rendered newspapers a lot thinner than they used to be, the papers tend to build up. Here are a few ways we like to reuse our newspapers around the home and garden!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!