Groundhog Day, shadows, game day recipes

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

Shakira (singer) was born on this day in 1977.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) died on this day in 2014.

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!
Groundhog Day Legend and Lore

Groundhog Day 2018
Did the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we celebrate weather predictions from a plump marmot? Here’s all you need to know about Groundhog Day!
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

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

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 | Save 50%

Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.