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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...
Origin of Day Names
The days of the week were named by the Romans with the Latin words for the Sun, the Moon, and the...
Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer
Here are some ways to judge the weather, grounded on 50 years’ experience and observations by an...
National Watermelon Day: August 3
August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates August 2016
Use the August 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
Best Days for the Month of August 2016
These August dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Fun Facts and Myths about Hair
Curious about your crowning glory? Here are some fun facts and myths about hair, including hair...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Methods of shaving have changed significantly throughout history, and perceptions of facial hair...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
A History of Switchel
Switchel, or haymaker’s punch, is an old-fashioned summer drink that carries great history. This...
Left-Hander's Day: August 13
August 13 is Left-Handers Day! If you or the lefties in your life feel excluded, forgotten, or even...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
How Not to Rob a Bank
With tongue in cheek, we present here six easy rules to follow when robbing a bank, along with...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates July 2016
Use the July 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Best Days for the Month of July 2016
These July dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Summer Solstice Full Moon in June!
On June 20, 2016, the Full Moon appears on the same night as the summer solstice! It’s rare, all ...
Best Days for the Month of June 2016
These June dates, deemed to be propitious in astrology, are based on the astrological passage of...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates June 2016
Use the June 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Origin of Month Names
What is the origin of the calendar months’ names? Read on. JANUARY Named for the Roman god Janus,...
The History of Ice Cream
The history of ice cream is a messy one. Many nations claim to have invented it, just as various...
How Appearance Determines Personality
Judging by this document published in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1816, a bushy eyebrow shows you...
History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics in the United States is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Zodiac for Gardeners
Here are zodiac profiles for gardeners based on the signs. ARIES (March 21 to April 20) Aries...
The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)
Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign influenced a specific part of the body. In...
Painting Pots: The Sponge Technique
Beautifully painting a flower pot might seem like a daunting task, but the easy sponge technique...