Fourth of July full Moon!, watermelon punch, a salute to "Yankee Doodle"

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Saturday, July 4, 2020


How they shouted! What rejoicing!
How the old bell shook the air,
Till the clang of freedom ruffled,
The calmly gliding Delaware! 

–Author Unknown

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Find out who was born today.

Digital Garden Guide
Fourth of July Full Moon

Full Moon for July 2020
Forget the fireworks! This year, watch the full Buck Moon rise on the 4th of July instead! Find out why July’s full Moon is called the Buck Moon and learn about the penumbral eclipse that will occur on this date.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

2021 Pre-Sale Now Open!

Introducing The Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club—Become a Charter Member Today and Save 57%! 

Nature's Fireworks!

Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
With July comes nature’s fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning? Let’s look at some thunder lore and how thunder is born.
The 2021 Old Farmer's Almanac

What is old is new again! Established in 1792 and published every year thereafter. Pre-order The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac today and get your copy first. 

A Salute to Yankee Doodle

A Salute to "Yankee Doodle"
Not many are aware that the melody for “Yankee Doodle” was once upon a time (as far back as Shakespeare, in the 16th century) a nursery rhyme sung to children. Do you know the real meaning behind this catchy song, though?
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Gardeners love it so much, we had to print more! Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

Watermelon Punch

Watermelon Punch

Our Watermelon Punch is a delicious, refreshing addition to any cookout, BBQ, or get-together.

2021 Calendars

SHIPPING SOON! Choose from our Gardening, Weather Watcher’s, Moon, Country, Everyday, and Engagement calendars.

Red, White, and Blue Sundae

Red, White, and Blue Sundae

There’s nothing like an America ice cream sundae on the 4th of July—or, any summer day!

The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.