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Is It Indian Summer?
Indian Summer: What, Why,...
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “
.” And while their error is certainly not of the world-shaking...
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Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who...
Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2017. According to tradition...
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
Christmas Traditions: Origins and Facts
What do you know about the origin of Christmas and Christmas traditions? Find out how people...
Blog: How to Make New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. The month of January was named for the two-faced Roman...
Weather Lore: Observing Nature's Signs
What weather is in store for us? Our ancestors lived close to the land and by observing the natural...
Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Ho ho! Here are 15 of our best Christmas appetizer recipes, from simple favorites to more elegant...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December—as we all know—and everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign December 2016
Use the December 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days December 2016
Here are December 2016 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long-range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white, and what are wedding dress color meanings? Find out about the...
Homemade Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery...
Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Try one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids—or, the young at heart. After all, they’re...
Christmas Firsts | History of Christmas Trees and Cards
Here is a little bit about the history of Christmas traditions in America, from Christmas trees to...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Certain holidays are accompanied by traditional, ethnic recipes, many of which are for baking bread...
Amaryllis: Christmas Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season. Making your own is a very...
Cranberry Cardamom & Citrus Pinwheels
Guess what friends, cookie season is on! Here’s a seasonal take on the pinwheel cookie recipe,...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
It’s time to deck the halls! Your garden is a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments make it fun and easy to decorate for the holidays. A great craft...
Seasonal Crafts: Homemade Note Cards
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Fire Starters
Make your own decorative fire starters with these simple instructions. All you need are some dry...
Seasonal Crafts: Make Your Own Gift Jars
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Holiday Candle Decoration
Transform a soda can into a holiday candle decoration. Here’s how: Very carefully cut off the top...
How to Make a Cranberry Wreath
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here’s how to make your ...
The Most Super Supermoon
Of all the things happening in the universe this year, the November 14, 2016, Supermoon will...
Best Days to Do Things for the Month of November 2016
Here are November 2016 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates November 2016
Use the November 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Easy To Make Catnip, Cat Toys
Reward your cat with a special treat! At a small cost, you can grow your own catnip, with enough to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates October 2016
Use the October 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for the Month of October 2016
These October dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Classic Crafts for Kids: Sand Jar
Ever made your own sand jars? Now that school is out for most, you may be looking for a way to keep...
Garden Party Ideas
Let’s have a garden party! Set tables and chairs near the flowers or on the lawn and gather some...
Black Moon 2016
We’re seeing media hype about a “Black Moon” on Friday, September 30, 2016. Don’t get too excited...
A Journey Through the Seasons: In Celebration of our 225th Anniversary!
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful collection of seasonal photos shared by Almanac readers—...
Folklore of Cocks, Cockcrows, and Weathercocks
The cock has stood as a symbol of folklore for centuries, is a main facet on weathervanes, and has...
Blog: Signs of Autumn
It’s my favorite time of year again. Autumn is in the air. What signs of the seasons do you observe...
Best Days for the Month of September 2016
These September dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates September 2016
Use the September 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Timeline of The Old Farmer's Almanac—and America!
People often ask how and why this Almanac has lasted. Here’s the answer in an interactive timeline...
History of Pickling and Pickling Spices
If you love pickles, you will be as intrigued as to learn about the history of pickling and...