Woolly bear caterpillars, pruning grapevines, new hurricane names

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 23, 2020

fall

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.

–T.E. Hulme (1883–1917)

ADVERTISEMENT

almanac_christmas_ad_640x165.png

 
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction

Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather. If their rusty band is wide, then it will be a mild winter. The more black there is, the more severe the winter. Just how true is this weather lore? Learn more...
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

LOOKING FOR AMERICAN-MADE GIFTS?

Look no more, North Country Wind Bells® has been creating quality-made wind bells in the state of Maine since 1975. With 6 collections, 67 melodies and over 100 personalizing options, you can find that perfect American-Made gift.

  LEARN MORE  
 
Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season

Here are the 2021 hurricane names for both the Altantic Basin and the Eastern North-Pacific. Is your name or the name of a loved one listed this year? Find out. Plus, learn how hurricanes are named and see the interesting history behind naming storms.
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

The Biggest Danger In Your Diet (Not What You Think)

What if I said a good portion of your weight gain, brain fog, and digestive issues may stem from a SINGLE vegetable you eat? We now know of at least one so-called “health food” that could be wreaking havoc on your insides (and your results). What’s worse, it’s probably in your kitchen right now! Dr. Steven Gundry, is pulling back the curtain on exactly what it is: ==> This Vegetable Could Be The #1 Danger In Your Diet.

  LEARN MORE  
 
Embedded thumbnail for How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter
How To Pick, Store, and Process Apples for Winter

It’s apple season! Find out when apples are ready to be picked, how to properly pick an apple, how to store apples to keep as long as possible, and what to do with a glut of apples—from freezing apples and drying apples to making apple juice and more apple treats!
  WATCH VIDEO  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

2021 Engagement Calendar

This popular week-at-a-glance planning calendar, now in its 26th year of production, provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Each day offers wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore. Each month’s opener features a month-at-a-glance planning calendar, full Moon name, fun facts and quotes, and more!

  LEARN MORE  
 
Grapes
Grapes

Growing and harvesting grapes? Not only are grapes wonderful for eating, juicing, and winemaking, but they are also a beautiful ornamental plant. Remember that pruning your grapes is important, too. See how to grow and prune grapes. 
  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

How can I enjoy a winter wonderland in my garden?

This calendar brings you not just the days of the year, but gardening advice and secrets galore! A favorite of gardeners for more than 40 years, this beautiful calendar offers original full-color illustrations, timely gardening advice, fun facts, quotes, and lore.

 

  LEARN MORE  
 
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

Our Double-Apple Walnut Bread is the perfect bread for fall!

  READ MORE  
 

ADVERTISEMENT

The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac Best Value Club

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

  LEARN MORE