7 surprising solstice facts, celebrate pollinator week, summer forecast

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 20, 2019

bee and flower
It is a sultry day; the sun has drunk
The dew that lay upon the morning grass;
There is no rustling in the lofty elm
That canopies my dwelling, and its shade
Scarce cools me. All is silent, save the faint
And interrupted murmur of the bee,
Settling on the sick flowers, and then again
Instantly on the wing.

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Thursday, June 20, 2019
171st day of the year

Nicole Kidman (actress) was born on this day in 1967.
Jack Kilby (the man who pioneered the development of the microchip and helped to create the first hand-held calculator) died on this day in 2005.

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Solstice Facts You May Not Know

7 Facts About the June Solstice
This year, the June solstice falls on Friday, June 21. Enjoy seven cool (or, is it “hot”?) solstice facts—and see how many you know!


How To Fix Your Fatigue And Get More Energy

There are 3 so called “super foods” that might be draining your energy, making you fatigued, causing you to gain weight, and lowering your metabolism. Watch The Video.
Summer 2019 Forecast

2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some of us, at least. Read our 2019 Summer Weather Forecast to see what the season’s got in store for your area!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Celebrate Pollination Week

10 Ways You Can Help Pollinators in Your Backyard
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. With new reports showing pollinators remain in steep decline, let’s get straight to what we can do about it. Fortunately, it’s been proven that regular homeowners can achieve a great deal! Here are 10 ideas to help pollinators from home—from simply adding wildflowers to decreasing pesticides.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Kids love it! Adults can’t put it down!
Why We Have Four Seasons

When Do the Seasons Start in 2020?
The spring equinox falls on March 19, 2020. When do all of the four seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—start? Here are your equinox and solstice dates for 2020—plus, the definition of the astronomical season versus the meteorological season.
Chef Aprons

Oodles of bright and beautiful designs to choose from!
Colorful Chilled Soup

Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

Our chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup pairs tangy rhubarb and sweet strawberries for a refreshing spring or summer starter. 

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Detailed weather forecasts for the entire U.S., gardening and growing, food and recipes, astronomy, tides, home remedies, trends, handy tips, history, plus lots of humor—what’s not to like?