Groundhog Day, shadows, game day recipes

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, February 2, 2018

goose laying

On Candlemas day,
The good goose begins to lay

Friday, February 2, 2018
33rd day of the year

Christie Brinkley (model) was born on this day in 1953.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) died on this day in 2014.

Groundhog Day Legend and Lore

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 much more than a wacky weather prediction from a plump marmot!
Groundhog Shadow Making

Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving rodents? Or, rather, marmots? Actually, Groundhog Day is full of amazing sky-related stuff. Even its date relates to the heavens. Held on February 2, this was traditionally the holiday of Candlemas, which marked the exact midpoint of winter.
Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!
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5 Rules of Garden Planning

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be?
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!)
Game Day Recipes

Time for Super Bowl Dip Recipes!
Are you ready to break out some delicious Super Bowl dip recipes for the big day? Scoop up classic guacamole, spicy buffalo chicken dip, delicious spinach dip, and more!
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!
Cooking for a Crowd

The Party Planner: Cooking for a Crowd
How much do you need when you’re cooking for a crowd?
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

$4.00 OFF, BESTSELLER Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.