This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.
Barbra Streisand (singer & actress) was born on this day in 1942. Elizabeth Post (etiquette expert) died on this day in 2010.
Happy Birthday, Robert!
The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas
The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on this day in 1766. In the 1833 Almanac, Thomas began this “Concise Memoir of the Author and Editor of The (Old) Farmer’s Almanac,” installments of which were published over a span of 5 years. Here’s a small glimpse into the man and his time.
Companion Planting Guide
Do you follow the principles of companion planting in your garden? See our tips on what plants to plant next to each other—and which to plant far apart—including popular crops like tomatoes, basil, potatoes, beans, and more.