Groundhog Day predictions, game day food, Super Bowl weather records

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, February 2, 2020

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If Candlemas [February 2] be mild and gay,
Go saddle your horses and buy them hay;
But if Candlemas be stormy and black,
It carries the winter away on its back
.
–Proverb

Sunday, February 2, 2020
33rd day of the year


Christie Brinkley (model) was born on this day in 1953.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) died on this day in 2014.


 
Vegetable Gardener's Handbook
 
Groundhog Day Predictions

Groundhog Day 2020
Groundhog Day comes from our agricultural past and marks the halfway point to the spring equinox. Here are the facts and folklore about Groundhog Day. It’s so much more than a wacky weather prediction from a plump marmot!
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Farmers' Market Cotton Tote Bag

SAVE 30%! This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
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Super Bowl Weather History

Super Bowl Weather Records
It’s time for Super Bowl 2020! Let’s take a look back at some weather records from Super Bowls past. Where was the coldest Super Bowl? Where was the warmest? Plus, see our weather forecast update for this year’s event!
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Vegetable 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Lettuce know if you like this puzzle! Family-time fun. Made in the USA. 
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$19.95
 
Shadow Fun on Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving rodents? Or, rather, marmots? Actually, Groundhog Day is based in astronomy and full of amazing sky-related stuff. Let’s have some shadow fun!
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Playing Cards

Card decks featuring butterflies, baby animals, or the birds of North America!
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$9.97-$24.95
 
Our Best Gardening Tool

Planning Your Dream Garden
Get creative—and save money with this year’s vegetable garden plan. We’ll done the homework to help you create a garden with the most efficient spacing, the best days to plant, companion plants to ward off pests, and proper crop rotation principles to avoid re-planting certain crops in the same soil year after year. Let’s get started …
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Ask the Farmer's Almanac About Today on your Alexa

Get a daily update from the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac: each day we’ll tell you about the day of the year and season, let you know the people who were born and died on this day, and give you a fun Q&A of the day.
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Super Bowl Recipes

Ready for Game Day Food?
Get ready for game day food! Whether you’re kicking back at home or bringing a potluck dish to a Super Bowl party, we’ve rounded up 10 crowd-pleasing recipes—sesame-ginger chicken wings, bacon sausage chili, slow cooker ribs, turkey tacos, soft prezels, toffee popcorn, easy guacamole, and more!
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Ask the Farmer's Almanac About Today on your Google Assistant

Get a daily update from the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac: each day we’ll tell you about the day of the year and season, let you know the people who were born and died on this day, and give you a fun Q&A of the day.
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