Beignets, bright planets and stars, best days

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 3, 2019

Among the pitfalls in our way,
The best of us walk blindly;
So, man, be wary, watch and pray,
And judge your brother kindly. 
The 1872 Old Farmer's Almanac

Sunday, March 3, 2019
62nd day of the year

Herschel Walker (football player) was born on this day in 1962.
James Ludlow Elliot (astronomer who discovered the rings of Uranus) died on this day in 2011.

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Ready, Start, Plan!

Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s trial of the world’s #1 garden planning software. 
Pewter Key Rings

 Choose from 12 designs! Handmade in Vermont.
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Best Garden Planner: Customer Reviews | Testimonials
See how our Almanac readers have used the Garden Planner to create wonderful gardens! From raised beds to kitchen gardens, the Garden Planner makes it easy because it calculates your planting dates, spacing, and pairings—all optimized to your zip code. Check out the reviews, plot plans, and pictures of actual gardens created with the planner.
Papillon Salt and Pepper Set

Just for fun the holes in the shaker lids form an S and a P!
Bright Planets and Stars

Night Sky for March 2019
Welcome the Almanac Sky Watch for March 2019!  We’re here to help backyard stargazers navigate the night sky—from bright planets to constellations.
Large Brass Hearth Cricket

For more than a millennium and across many parts of the globe, crickets have been a symbol of good luck. A cricket found near the hearth is an especially auspicious omen of good fortune. 
Beignets for Mardi Gras!


Doughnuts have long been linked to Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday.” In Louisiana, fried dough pillows called beignets are the favorite.

Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic hands. Made in Vermont.
Best Days for March

Best Days Timetable
With the Almanac’s Best Days timetable, find out when to plant vegetables, start a diet to lose weight, cut hair to increase growth, quit smoking, and more!
Lobster Rope Doormats

Virtually impervious to wear and water, easy to clean, and excellent at removing dirt and snow!