February feasts, fun, and folklore!

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, February 1, 2018

February snow thaw

When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
Slow unfold,
And show the golden summer there

–Philip Savage (1868–99)

Thursday, February 1, 2018
32nd day of the year

Lee Thompson Young (actor) was born on this day in 1984.
Edward "Ed" Koch (former mayor of New York City) died on this day in 2013.

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!
February Feasts, Fun, and Folklore

Month of February 2018: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Looking for facts about February 2018? This is a short month, so let’s celebrate all February has to offer!
Birthstone for February

February Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The February birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. 
Glass Sun Catchers

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.
Birth Flower for February

February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the red rose is not February’s birth month flower! Find out which flowers belong to February, and the meanings behind them.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
How Long Can You Freeze Foods?

Frozen Food Storage Chart: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage chart to find out whether or not you can freeze cheese, how long you can freeze chicken for, how long fruit lasts in the freezer, and much more. Plus, find tips for freezing foods correctly.
Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!
Temperature Conversion Calculator

Temperature Conversion Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our Celsius to Fahrenheit temperature converter, or see our temperature conversion chart to go from C to F or F to C.
Wall Pail Set

Perfect for cut flowers or dried herbs!