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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Farmers' Almanac
winter

The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore

The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore

The Solstice marks the official start of the winter season. Learn about some of the ancient celebrations and traditions surrounding the year’s longest night.

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Ski and Board Report For Winter 2015

Ski and Board Report For Winter 2015

What do the conditions look like for this winter’s skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling?

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Signs Of A Rough Winter

In anticipation of our forecast, one only has to look around to see what the signs of nature are saying in your backyard.

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Looking Back At Winter 2014. We Told You So!

Looking Back At Winter 2014. We Told You So!

How well did we predict last winter? Find out how our forecast fared here.

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Warm Winter Memories

Warm Winter Memories

While we wait for winter to head out the door, here’s a look at some of your warmest winter memories.

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Eat Right for Winter Exercise!

Eat Right for Winter Exercise!

Find out what to eat and drink before, during, and after cold-weather exercise for maximum benefit, comfort, and safety.

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On Thin Ice: Winter Ice Safety

On Thin Ice: Winter Ice Safety

Slipping and falling is no laughing matter. Stay safe this winter with these must-read tips!

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Freezing one day, warm the next? What’s up?

Freezing one day, warm the next? What’s up?

Winter is back! Yet the thermometer is all over the place. Is this normal? Check out Caleb’s thoughts here.

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Planning a Post-Holiday Party

Planning a Post-Holiday Party

Finding yourself deep in the doldrums after weeks of tinsel, turkey, and ho-ho-ho? Plan a post-holiday party!

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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.