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Best Days for the Month of August 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of August 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign August 2017
Use the August 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
What Are The Dog Days of Summer?
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign July 2017
Use the July 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Best Days for the Month of July 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of July 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
The Month of July 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
July is the month when summer has a firm hold on all of us. The average temperature just about...
July Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The July birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” The birthstone...
What is May Day?
This article describes the traditions of May Day and how the May 1st celebration began. With winter...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
When is Kwanzaa 2017?
When does Kwanzaa begin in 2017? See our chart—and learn about the origins and history of Kwanzaa....
Flag Day: Celebration of the American Flag
What is Flag Day? Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs on its anniversary,...
Father's Day Activities
Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day? Fishing, having a barbeque or picnic, and going...
The History of Father's Day
Though Father’s Day wasn’t made a national holiday until 1972, the efforts of one woman in...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Best Days for the Month of June 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of June 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign June 2017
Use the June 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
The Month of June 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Enjoy our seasonal advice for June 2017, when everything’s coming up roses! June brings beautiful...
Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What are the birth flowers of your loved ones? Listed below, we have birth flowers by month as well...
How to Make Potpourri Out of Rose Petals
Here is a simple, classic potpourri recipe out of rose petals and other flowers. It’s a wonderful...
How to Make Lavender Sachets
Create a sweet-smelling lavender sachet with herbs. Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a...
Birthday Cake Recipes: Easy, Beautiful, Tested!
It takes just two to make a birthday party—two people and a cake! Here are five triple-tested, ...
Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs
When Mercury is in retrograde, its influence depends on which of the 12 zodiac signs the planet is...
Best Days for the Month of May 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of May 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign May 2017
Use the May 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
May Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The May birthstone, the emerald, was a favorite gem of Cleopatra and Catherine the Great. It has...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ready for do-it-yourself weather predicting? Long before meteorologists had sophisticated...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017
Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for April 2017
Here are the April 2017 Best Days based on the Moon—for planting, farming, cutting hair, quitting...
Best Days for March 2017
Here are March 2017 Best Days based on the Moon—for planting, farming, cutting hair, quitting...
The Legend of the Black Box and The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Forecasts
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2017
Use the March 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
The Almanac in America
In all my years of experience in publishing The Old Farmer’s Almanac, holding one up before a...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2017
Use the February 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for February 2017
Here are February 2017 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
Abraham Lincoln, the Almanac, and a Murder Trial
Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12 in 1809, pursued a legal career before turning to a political...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2017
Use the January 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for January 2017
Here are January 2017 Best Days by the Moon, deemed to be propitious by astrologers. However,...
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form...
Why We Gather During the Worst Travel Weather
Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather? Well...
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin was born on Sunday, January 17, in 1706. To celebrate his birthday, here are some...
Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who...