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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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September’s Full Harvest Moon

September’s Full Harvest Moon

Posted September 16th, 2013

Get the story behind September’s full moon name in this exclusive Farmers’ Almanac video!

August’s Full Sturgeon Moon

August’s Full Sturgeon Moon

Posted August 16th, 2013

The fishing tribes of North America are given credit for the naming of August’s moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish… Continue Reading »

July’s Full Buck Moon

July’s Full Buck Moon

Posted July 15th, 2013

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

June’s Full Strawberry Moon

June’s Full Strawberry Moon

Posted June 18th, 2013

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

Sluggish Steam Iron

Sluggish Steam Iron

Posted June 4th, 2013

Don’t despair if your steam iron doesn’t steam. Quite often, mineral deposits in the water clog the vents, and a simple treatment can solve the problem. Fill the water reservoir with white vinegar. Heat the iron and set it on a cake or broiler rack while it steams a few minutes. Unplug and stand the… Continue Reading »

A Close Brush (Maybe Too Close) With a Lightning Bolt

A Close Brush (Maybe Too Close) With a Lightning Bolt

Posted June 4th, 2013

Farmers’ Almanac’s crack staff captured this video this afternoon in the southeastern U.S.

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.