Did Phil see his shadow?, February flowers, polar vortex!

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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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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

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Groundhog Day 2021
Groundhog Day 2021
Happy Groundhog Day 2021! Did Phil see his shadow? Will we enjoy an early spring? Find out—and learn more about this unusual holiday—which has its roots in astronomy and some weird European traditions, including a famous weather-predicting groundhog! 
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From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science

Help your children explore the world around them, starting with the inside of a flower!

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February Birth Flowers
February Birth Flowers
With Valentine’s Day on people’s minds, February is a big month for flowers. But, oddly enough, the red rose is not February’s birth month flower! Find out which flowers belong to February, plus the meanings behind them.
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4 Foods Causing You To Gain Weight

There are 4 foods that can hijack the chemicals in your brain. Millions of Americans consume these common foods every day you might have eaten them this morning. They can “rewire” your brain and cause you to crave fat, sugars, and carbs, even when your stomach is full. Click To See The 4 Foods. >>

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What Are the Quarter Days and What Do They Mean?
What Are the Quarter Days and What Do They Mean?
Where did the dates for Groundhog Day, Midsummer Day, weddings in June, elections in fall, and Halloween originate? It’s all rooted in the ancient Celtic calendar. There are four “Quarter Days” near the solstices and equinoxes; the mid-points were called “Cross-Quarter Days.” Learn why we celebrate...
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Light up dark hallways with handcrafted night lights!

This country barn night light handcrafted in Dublin, NH is an adorable addition to hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, or anywhere you need a little extra light! The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo, reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid-20th century. Enjoy the warm relaxing glow of this intricate night light!

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February Forecast and a Polar Vortex
February Forecast and a Polar Vortex
What’s in store for February weather? See quick forecasts for February’s holidays—and get an update on the polar vortex that is bringing some icy blasts from the Arctic and snowfall across many regions!
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How can I easily get rid of ticks?

The best tick remover is always the one that you have with you the moment you need it! This handy tick remover can be kept on your key chain and comes in a pack of 3 so you can share with family and friends. When you find a disease-spreading tick, you’ll want it out as fast as possible! That is why The Old Farmer’s Store recommends patented tick removers from the Tick Key Company.

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Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving a marmot, right? Actually, Groundhog Day is based in astronomy and full of amazing sky-related stuff. Let’s have some shadow fun!
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What do you call a bee with a low buzz?

The 2021 Engagement Calendar includes clever questions and riddles just like this! The daily planner provides plenty of space to jot down appointments, events, reminders, observations, and inspirations. Cheer up each day with wit, wisdom, a quote, a proverb, or a bit of folklore!

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