Grandparents Day, what children knew in 1867, herbal folklore

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, September 8, 2019


Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minute,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity
. ​​
​–Julia A. Fletcher (1823​–1908)


Sunday, September 8, 2019
Find out who was born today.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Calendar
Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day 2020
Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor your grandparents with these ideas!
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!

Grandma's Meatballs

Grandma's Meatballs

If you’re looking for a great meatball recipe, look no further than Grandma’s Meatballs.

Tea Towel Set

Set of 3 with farm animal designs. Made of absorbent cotton. Measures 27” x 17”.

Grandpa's Banana Bread

Grandpa's Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe comes from my grandfather in Minnesota, who used to make the best breads I’ve ever tasted.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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

Children's Chores in 1867

What Every Farmer's Child Should Know
Some things can be learned from experience, while others just need to be taught. Here’s what a farmer’s child was expected to know in the year 1867!
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!  


Herbal Folklore

Herbal Folklore and Old-Fashioned Tips
We all know that herbs make great companions in the garden and kitchen. Herbs also have a long history as a natural remedy—and many other more unusual uses, too! Read on…
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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