"The Almanac strives to be useful,
with a pleasant degree of humor."
–Robert B. Thomas (1766–1846)
The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas The founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Robert B. Thomas, was born on April 24, 1766. He founded The Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1792, when George Washington was president. Here’s a small glimpse into the man and his time.
Pansies Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens! Here’s how to plant pansies as well as keep them growing and blooming.