Amazing azaleas, weather folklore, carrots

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, April 30, 2018

starry sky

By all the stars in His infinite sky
We are April-fools, my Love and I
–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

Fact or Fiction?

The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! 
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
How Far is Far?

How Far is the Most Distant Object in the Universe?
What is the most distant object humans have ever seen in the known Universe? The latest record-holder is a galaxy that is about 13.4 billion light-years away! Or, is it? Something screwy is going on when we talk about distances in an our ever-expanding Universe.
Farm To Fork Table Runner

Made of cotton for easy care!
Amazing Azaleas

How to Grow Azaleas
Known as “The Royalty of the Garden,” azaleas have long been adored for their brightly colored flowers and outstanding form and foliage. Here are a few tips for growing azaleas in your garden!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2018 Gardener’s Special

The Special Way to a Great Garden! SAVE 20% over buying separately (over $6 off!). Also, get a FREE Gardening Calendar if you order today ($9.99 value). NEW Garden Guide NEW The Gift of Gardening Gardening Notebook
How to Grow Carrots

Garden-grown carrots are full of flavor and texture! They are a popular, long-lasting root vegetable that can be grown in many climates. Learn all about planting, growing, and harvesting carrots.
The Jeffersonian Rain Gauge

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s affinity for invention, this unique device uses a float and lever design to measure up to 5 inches of rain or sprinkler water.
A Tropical Dream

Piña Colada Pineapple Rum Cake

A loyal reader claims that this family recipe for Piña Colada Pineapple Rum Cake is “to die for.” The cake serves up a taste of the tropics for any day of the week.

Retro Advertising Thermometer

Official thermometer of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Made in the USA from metal.