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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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2016 Farmers’ Almanac

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Will Winter Be Horribly Cold and Snowy Again?! Find the answer and more in the 2016 Farmers’ Almanac.

Each new edition of the Farmers’ Almanac contains 16 months of amazingly accurate weather forecasts, best day guides, planting tips, recipes, sustainable living advice, healthy hints, natural remedies, astronomy, and a bit of humor. The Farmers’ Almanac is your source for ideas on how to “grow your life.” It contains the right amount of useful advice mixed in with weather, wit, and wisdom.

This year’s 199th edition is packed with weather and helpful life hacks for city and country folk alike.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in the 2016 Farmers’ Almanac:

  • Will the 2015-2016 winter be a repeat of last year’s? (Anyone remember Boston’s snowiest winter on record? Or the snow drought in the West?) See a full color seasonal weather map (winter and summer) on page 40, plus get weather predictions for the next 16 months (September 2015-December 2016) starting on page 127.
  • Could the 1816 “Year Without a Summer” repeat itself 200 years later? Be sure to read about “eighteen hundred and froze to death” on page 18, and check out our summer outlook on page 40.
  • Is the current drought in the west the worst we’ve ever experienced? Read more about when the rains won’t come – an in-depth look at five historic droughts and one current one, page 166.
  • Are You a Weather Geek? Find your meteorology mojo by visiting a weather observatory or volunteering for a national observer network. Learn how on page 158.
  • Ever try a sweet pickle muffin? Get this and other winning recipes, plus pucker up and enter this year’s contest, page 8.
  • The scoop on scrubs: Find out what scrubs do for you skin, why you should exfoliate, and how you can make your own homemade scrubs, page 60.
  • Can tea help you feel better and help improve your memory? An overview of the types of teas, the health benefits, and differences between white, black, green, and herbal teas, page 74.
  • Top tips for healthier dogs. Useful tips and ways to help keep your dogs healthy and happy. A must-read article for all pet owners, page 68.
  • Get the skinny on fats. A look at why fat is important for a healthy lifestyle, page 82.
  • To seed or not to seed? An overview of the benefits of transplants vs. seeds and which may be the better option, page 92.
  • 10 ways to naturally combat garden pests, page 97.
  • Don’t buy it make it! Everyday foods you can easily make yourself, including recipes for butter, garlic powder, sauerkraut and more, page 52.
  • Peculiar roadside attractions you’ve got to see to believe! Not Exactly Mount Rushmore . . . Chiseled in granite? No way! But these quirky monuments to obscure American ingenuity will leave a smile on your face as you travel across the fruited plain, page 180.
  • A century of National Parks. This year, 2016, marks the centennial of our National Parks. Find out about these national treasures and learn how you can help celebrate their 100th birthday, page 186.
  • Learn to read the sky! This year’s Farmers’ Almanac contains an article on 6 steps to stargazing that offers tips, advice and more! Must read, page 174.
  • Of course this year’s edition includes annual favorites such as our Exclusive Gardening by the Moon Calendar, best days and fishing calendar, eclipse and meteor charts, puzzles and brainteasers and more!
  • Get your copy online here or go to one of these retailers.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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