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Accept no substitutes! Americas oldest continuously published periodical and best-loved annual is often imitated but never equaled. This is the one, the only, Old Farmers Almanac! Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, the Almanac for 2014 promises to be "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor," fulfilling once again (for the 222nd time) the mission set forth in 1792 by its founder, Robert B. Thomas. In addition to its 80 percent-accurate weather, this years signature mix of wit and wisdom, tips and advice, forecasts and fun includes . . . • an astronomy quiz to test your Sky-Q • anglers six favorite fish and secrets to hooking them • vegetables and other perennial edibles to grow • the time in our lives: where it goes, ways to make the most of it, and more • the whole truth about whole grains • how to get bitten by a pet (if youre not careful) • rings around Earth (think Saturn) that might influence our weather • health tips for each zodiac sign • envelope and napkin jottings that changed the world • plus: Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, historic trivia, gardening tables, best days, and too much more to mention! Added value this year: • 80 full-color pages • full-color winter and summer weather maps • updated Reference section
As surely as the Sun rises in the east and maple leaves turn color in autumn, The Old Farmer’s Almanac
is back—and it’s better than ever!
Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, America’s best-loved annual and oldest continuously published periodical (now in its 224th year!) promises to be “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” once again fulfilling both the mission set forth by its founder, Robert B. Thomas, and readers’ expectations. This edition is packed with wit, wisdom, tips, advice, facts, fun, and recipes, including:
• traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts
• how to make sausages at home
• “creatures from hell”
• grow your own beer (ingredients)
• time- and money-saving tips
• unmasked mysteries of plant seed dispersal
• bale, key, and concrete block gardens
• quirky origins of American horse breeds
• history, lore, and more about birthstones
Plus, Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, gardening tables, best days to do things, and more.
Added value this year:
• 96 full-color pages
• full-color winter and summer weather maps
• updated Reference section
Often imitated, but never equaled. Accept no substitutes!
What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer’s Almanac!
America’s oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers than ever before!
As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2017 edition will predict and mark notable events; glance back and look forward, with historic perspectives on food, people, and businesses; salute legendary customs and folklore; hail celestial events; explore, forage, and cultivate the natural world; forecast traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather; inspire giggles and perhaps romance; and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792.
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America's best-selling annual publication, with facts, feature articles, and advice that are "useful, with a pleasant degree of humor."