Whiteflies, growing turnips, making switchel

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 29, 2019


Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.

–James Russell Lowell (1819–91)


Thursday, August 29, 2019
241st day of the year

Chris Hadfield (astronaut) was born on this day in 1959.
Ingrid Bergman (actress) died on this day in 1982.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac

Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of whiteflies.


If Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Everyday)

According to Dr. Richter — who was recently voted “America’s Favorite Veterinarian”— certain dog foods contain a dangerous chemical that wreaks havoc on our dogs’ bodies. Learn More…
Growing Turnips

Turnips are cool-weather vegetables that can be grown both in spring and fall, avoiding the hot summer months. They mature very rapidly and you can enjoy both the greens and the roots. Try this ancient root vegetable that’s been grown for over 3,000 years.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with stunning photos, lunar lore, and more! 
That Little Yellow Cover

History of the Almanac Covers
The Old Farmer’s Almanac has served as witness to the triumphs and tragedies of this great nation. We thought that you would enjoy a look back through the evolution of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, noting the Almanac covers that reflect specific historical events.
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.
Making Switchel!

Switchel (Haymaker's Punch) Recipe
Switchel, also known as Haymaker’s Punch, is a refreshing drink made with apple cider vinegar. It was how colonial farmers quenched their thirst out in the hot, sunbaked fields—which is enough of an endorsement for me!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! Shipping now. Buy more than one and save.
Benefits of Inefficient Living

The Benefits of Inefficient Living
Psst! Wanna save money, improve health and fitness, and lower your carbon footprint—simultaneously?
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.