2019's total lunar eclipse!, keeping warm, heirloom catalogs

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 9, 2019


When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe
–John Muir (1838–1914)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Keeping Warm in Winter

How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits, but no matter where you live, keeping warm is a basic need that we all share. Here are some tips—from both Almanac editors and readers—about how to stay warm. These aren’t “big” projects like buying a new heating system—just inexpensive, resourceful ways to help you warm up now!


3 Signs You’re Aging Too Quickly

Los Angeles Doctor explains the at home trick to feeling younger and improving the quality of life. Watch his shocking video!

First Snowflake Photos

The First Snowflake Photographer, Wilson Bentley
Is there any truth to the old saw, “No two snowflakes are alike”? Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and amateur meteorologist, sought to answer that question, dedicating himself to observing flakes of snow for 50 years.

Want to enjoy the beautiful Moon year-round? Check out our 2019 Moon Wall Calendar that is loaded with amazing lunar lore, facts, and photos!   

2019's Total Lunar Eclipse

Get Ready for The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse
On Sunday, January 20, we’ll see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019—and the last one until 2021. Here’s what to look forward to.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Dramatic images of fantastic weather phenomena. 

Beautiful Heirloom Catalogs

Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive in the mail. If you think there are too many seed catalogs now, back in the late 1880s there were thousands of small seed companies. Although the cultural information and descriptions in old catalogs are helpful if you are researching heirloom plants, the artwork is the draw.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Who can resist a stuffed mushroom? Pass a tray of these at your next party and watch them disappear.

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Features original, full-color illustrations.