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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Spring Ahead!

Don’t forget! Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts early again this year. You need to set your clocks ahead by one hour on Sunday, March 8, 2009.

Did you know that Ben Franklin himself is credited with the idea of changing the clocks? Read Franklin’s original letter in which he explained why we should make the sun rise later.

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 1910, 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.