Year of the Pig!, birds at night, veggie stew

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, February 4, 2019

frozen brook

Deep down within the frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet
–Jane Goodwin Austin (1831–94)

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Year of the Pig!

Chinese New Year 2020: The Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year—also referred to as the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year globally—lands on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Why does the Chinese New Year start at a different time than ours? How is this important holiday celebrated? What does the Year of the Rat symbolize?
Does the Moon Affect Moods?

Can a Full Moon Affect Your Mood?
Can the Moon affect your mood? Does it make people crazy? Science doesn’t have proof, but could centuries of folklore be wrong? Unless you plan to ask a werewolf (which we don’t recommend), it might be time to explore the myths and reality.
The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Guide - Online Edition

JUST RELEASED: NEW 2019 EDITION Enjoy instant access—from your tablet or computer!  A special website makes reading our Online Edition as easy as flipping the pages of a book. Features enlargeable type, zoom, search, printing pages, or saving as a PDF file to your device. It’s the Almanac Garden Guide always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  
One-Pot Vegetable Stew

Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper Stew

A kind of mix between a vegetable stew and ratatouille, this dish has a refreshing, light spice and creates a delicious broth.  It’s loaded with fresh vegetables including

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
Why Onions Make Us Cry

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous?  Enjoy these onion facts—and some folklore.
Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. Choose from different luxurious scents!
Birds and the Night Sky

How Birds Navigate the Night Sky
How do birds know where to migrate to without getting lost? How do they navigate the dark night sky? Read on to discover the secrets of bird migration!
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!