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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Weatherology: Goddess of the Sun

Weatherology: Goddess of the Sun

In ancient Japan, it was believed that the Sun was a Goddess.

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February’s Full Snow Moon

February’s Full Snow Moon

Learn how February’s full moon came to be known as the “Full Snow Moon” among Native American tribes.

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December Weather Lore

December Weather Lore

Find out what the weather this month means for the rest of the year!

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November’s Full Beaver Moon

November’s Full Beaver Moon

Learn about the inspiration behind November’s full moon name in this month’s installment of Farmers’ Almanac’s Full Moon Names.

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October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

October’s Full Hunter’s Moon

Learn how October’s full Moon got its name.

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June’s Full Strawberry Moon

June’s Full Strawberry Moon

Learn how the name for June’s Full Moon originated in this month’s installment of Full Moon Names from Farmers’ Almanac.

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March’s Full Worm Moon

March’s Full Worm Moon

Farmers’ Almanac explains the origins of the name “Worm Moon,” and explores some other common monikers for March’s Full Moon.

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Birthstones: History and Lore

Birthstones: History and Lore

Sure, it looks elegant in a ring, necklace, or earrings, but did you know your birthstone actually has a history? Learn more!

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Should You Sing to Your Garden?

Should You Sing to Your Garden?

Does singing to plants really make them grow better? Find out!

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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.