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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

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10 Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

10 Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

With one week left of summer 2014, here’s a list of 10 things we’d like to and need to do before fall officially starts.

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Favorite Summer Memories

Favorite Summer Memories

Lightning bugs, ice cream trucks, watermelon seed spitting … check out some of our web visitors’ childhood summertime memories.

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Will The Weather Cooperate For Canada Day?

Will The Weather Cooperate For Canada Day?

Get the forecast for Canada Day here!

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Year Without a Spring?

Year Without a Spring?

1816 is infamous for being a year without a summer. Editor Peter Geiger is beginning to wonder if this year could be a year without a spring.

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Parched: Dealing with Drought

Parched: Dealing with Drought

The American Southwest is drying up with no relief in site. Get our predictions for the coming months and some crucial water-saving tips!

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What’s In Store for Labor Day? Get Our Forecast!

What’s In Store for Labor Day? Get Our Forecast!

Find out whether summer will go out with a bang or a whimper!

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Air Quality Warnings: Not Just Hot Air!

Air Quality Warnings: Not Just Hot Air!

Why is air quality more of a concern on hot summer days? Find out!

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Have a Healthy Summer!

Have a Healthy Summer!

Sunburn, heat exhaustion, insect bites. Avoid the pitfalls of summer with this handy guide!

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Get Our Independence Day Forecast!

Get Our Independence Day Forecast!

Find out whether the Fourth of July will be sunny or soggy!

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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.