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How to Make Lavender Sachets
Create a sweet-smelling lavender sachet with herbs. Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a...
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Mercury Retrograde and Zodiac Signs
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Best Days for the Month of May 2017
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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...
The Month of May 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
The arrival of May 2017 brings with it many springtime traditions and celebrations to honor the...
What Is Arbor Day? A Forest of Facts
Arbor Day 2017 falls on Friday, April 28. Dedicate a tree to someone who is special to you and...
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...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Here’s how to dye Easter eggs with spices, vegetables, and pantry ingredients in your kitchen! It’s...
Easter 2017 Weather Forecast (U.S. & Canada)
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? With our Easter 2017 weather forecast, you’ll...
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...
March Equinox Oddities
Monday 20 brings the spring equinox. If this date surprises you because you associate vernal...
The Month of April 2017: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
April 2017 is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your...
Follow Nature's Signs for Planting in the Garden
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
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
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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...
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...
Ethnic Bread Recipes for the Holidays
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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,...
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 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...