From our sister publication, The Old Farmer's Almanac
This special edition features 32 extra reference pages, whiter paper, a hardcover binding, and is larger than the classic Almanac!
USEFUL, WITH A PLEASANT DEGREE OF HUMOR
America's oldest and best-selling farmer’s almanac is also the most beloved: Its name makes people smile and its contents tickle funny bones. A reference book that reads like a magazine, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is packed with wit, wisdom, folklore, weather predictions, home remedy and gardening advice, moon phase info, celestial happenings, facts, articles, tips, recipes, astrology, fun, and much more that makes every day special throughout the year!
ESTABLISHED IN 1792 AND PUBLISHED EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER
Welcome, friends, to the 227th consecutive edition of this Almanac! It is our privilege and pleasure to provide you with the elements that make this a true almanac—a calendar of the heavens and a time capsule of the year:
- timetables for the year’s astronomical events
- traditionally 80 percent–accurate daily weather forecasts (beginning on page 206) for all of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.
You will also find quirky facts, timeless adages and advice, pithy quotes and profound proverbs, contests, Anecdotes & Pleasantries, Best Days to do things (from fishing to weaning, from planting to setting eggs), and more, including these entertaining and informative articles . . .
2019 Trends (page 6) A forecast of the fun and fascinating ideas that will define this year.
Join the Green Thumb Club (page 26) Foolproof advice for beginners, “black thumbs,” and anyone trying to grow food.
Plate Your Petals (page 40) Edible flowers are blossoming into an old-is-new-again culinary trend.
The ABCs of Pickling: Asparagus, Beets, Corn—and Cukes! (page 52) Whether you pick a peck or purchase a few pounds, preserving this harvest is as easy as—well, you know.
2018 Orange Recipe Contest Winners (page 56) Easy and delicious recipes for this citrus.
Duck Stamp Dynasty (page 62) Three brothers get their ducks in a row in the only federally funded art contest in existence.
Special Report (page 72) Some of the folks who grow our food share their stories, inspirations, and dreams in farmer to table.
Adventures in the Zodiac Zone (page 84) What’s behind the Sun and the Moon?
The Day the Sun Exploded (page 156) Yes, it could happen again!
Must Be a Full Moon! (page 162) Strange things happen every 29½ days—or do they?
Telling the Bees (page 164) A swarm of facts, folklore, and traditions.
The Northern Mockingbird: Nature’s Great Crooner (page 166) Don’t say a word; see how it’s inspired songs, paintings, and literature.
The Pros and Cons of Backyard Livestock (page 174) Thinking of converting your backyard into a working farm? Start here.
Take Two Cocker Spaniels and Call Me in the Morning (page 180) Why a dog may be the best medicine.
The Fastest Man’s Last Death-Defying Ride (page 186) and how it led to seatbelts in cars.
Baseball’s Most Amazin’ Season (page 190) Fifty years ago, the New York Mets turned the sports world upside down. Here’s how and why.
How to Make Sausage at Home (page 196) Approach sausage as meat loaf in casings or as patties or rolls, and you’ve mastered the art.
How to Rotate Crops (page 233)
With all of this—plus Calendar Pages; planting, animal gestation, and measuring tables; a comprehensive reference section; and too much more to mention—we endeavor not just to meet your expectations but to exceed them.
We hope that you enjoy this Almanac.
- Printed in the USA
- 8.5" x 6"