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Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer
What are the “Dog Days of Summer”—and when are they? The answer might surprise you. Enjoy this page about the meaning and origins of the “Dog Days of Summer.”
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June Birth Flowers
June’s birth month flowers are among the most fragrant of all, the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn...
Monthly Horoscope for June 2018
Here’s your monthly horoscope for June 2018. What could be in store for this month? Almanac...
2018 Memorial Day Weather Forecast
Memorial Day weekend is less than two weeks away, which means that summer is just around the corner...
Taurus Zodiac Sign
Taurus, the second astrological sign of the zodiac, is Latin for the Bull! The Sun is in the sign...
The Evolution of the American Barn
Who doesn’t enjoy catching sight of an American barn when they drive down the road? Discover the...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
Best Days for the Month of May 2018
Here’s a list of the Best Days for the month of May 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best...
May 2018 ~ Gardening by the Moon's Sign
Use the May 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Cats and Weather—The Folklore
You can blame this blog on my cat sprawling on my computer when I was trying to write this weather ...
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own...
April 2018 ~ Gardening by the Moon's Sign
Use the April 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for April 2018
Here’s a list of the “Best Days” for April 2018—from best days to quit smoking to best days to cut ...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
March Birthstone: Color and Meaning
March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a beautiful blue-green stone with a calming, soothing energy. In...
10 Tips on Making (and Keeping) New Year's Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions have a long history. Why do we have New Year’s resolutions? And how do we...
Best Days for the Month of March 2018
Here’s a list of the Best Days for the month of March 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2018
Use the March 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However,...
Why Are Wedding Dresses White?
Why are wedding dresses white? What are the meanings behind wedding dress colors? Learn about the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2018
Use the February 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for February 2018
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of February 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking...
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin was born on Sunday, January 17, in 1706. To celebrate his birthday, here are some...
New Year’s Day Weather Folklore
A new year is always ripe with possibilities. Though we have our forecasts, we also enjoy the...
Gifts from the Kitchen: Infused Vinegar Recipes
Bottles of infused vinegar make excellent gifts from the kitchen! Below is a colorful recipe for...
The Reason for the Seasons
What causes the seasons? Here are the key astronomical reasons from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. (...
How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments
These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients! They’re a lovely...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2018
Use the January 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for the Month of January 2018
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of January 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to...
Christmas Firsts: Christmas Traditions in America
When were the first Christmas card, Christmas tree, and department store Santa Claus in America?...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December and—as we all know—everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
Gift Jar Ideas for Christmas
Try making your own gift jars this year, because one of the nicest presents you can give is a gift...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would...
The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries?...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here are some tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree, keeping your Christmas tree healthy...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign December 2017
Use the December 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for the Month of December 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of December 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking...
Sarah Josepha Hale: Godmother of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! While you are being grateful for your food, friends, and family, take a little...
Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Leftovers are one of the best parts of a special Thanksgiving meal! Here are quick and easy...