Already August?, Lammas Day, birth flowers, midsummer recipes!

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 1, 2019

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After Lammas Day, corn ripens as much by night as by day.
–Proverb

 

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac
 
The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More
The Month of August 2020: Holidays, Fun Facts, and More

August is upon us! What do we celebrate in August? Why is August a month? See all the notable days of August—from Lammas Day to Left-Handers Day to the Perseid Meteor Showers!
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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August Birth Flowers
August Birth Flowers

August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

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?

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 always at your fingertips. Plus, pay no shipping charges either!  

 

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Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days
Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days

Discover how Groundhog Day got started, why weddings were traditionally in June, and why we hold elections in the fall! It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. The solstices and equinoxes were called “Quarter Days” and the mid-points were called “Cross-Quarter Days,” marking the beginning...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?

“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions. Often, these squash problems are related to a lack of pollinators. Here are the short answers, as well as a video to show you HOW to hand-pollinate a squash.
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

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Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season

Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think ​​juicy tomatoes, ripe melons, tender zucchini, and so much more! See some of our favorites such as plum crostata, watermelon-cucumber salad, peach and tomato salsa, pickled peppers, tomato sauce, grilled Mexican sweet corn, caprese...
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.

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