Do You Remember The Farmer Almanac?

United States
March 28, 2007 11:11pm CST
My family always used the farmers almanac to plant the garden by the signs of the moon. There was always a Ramonds calendar on the wall in the kitchen and a copy of the years farmers Almanac next to it. They used them both faithfully. Well Farmers Almanac and Farmers Almanac TV has a site on the internet. It has some really good info even if you are not interested in gardening by the moon. On the home page on the left hand side you will see several grides that are packed with information. In the center they feature the latest blog entries, featured video and featured recipe. On each of the sections mentioned below there is a link to past articles in each area. You will have so much fun exploring this site. It will bring back memories of days gone by. Weather Center On this section you will find a world map and leading the way to improving ozone protection. When I visited it had The headlines LA NINA May soon arrive and The Mose Destructive Twister On Record. You could click on the links to read more Home & Garden This section had articles on putting your roof to work to raise more veggies and herbs. It also had links to How to Build a Green Roof, Making A colorful Needle Case. Cooking This section had links to the following articles: Exploring the Different Varieties of Honey, What is a Scoville Scale and cooking terminology and methods. Natural Cures This section had links to articles on Preventing Snoring, Simple cures for mild constipation and relief from dandruff. Wit & Wisdom This section had the ABC’s Of Mutual Funds, Secured Credit Cards, About Variable Annuities The show This section had links and information to the TV show including: “Farmers’ Almanac TV” is a new, engaging, 30-minute magazine style series that has swept into the hearts and homes of Americans nationwide. The show brings to life stories celebrating the good life of rural and urban America, with segments in over a dozen lifestyle categories, including gardening, cooking, natural cures and weather,, among others. It is inspired by the timeless and treasured Farmers Almanac and uses much of the same wit and wisdom that has made the almanac an enduring and successful publication for nearly 200 years. Farmers’ Almanac TV is aired on public television stations throughout 38 states and in major cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and many more Watch Videos This section had videos on various subjects from cooking to weather center and natural cures they were featuring Biodiesel the day I visited the site. They also have The Fridge, Blogs and Marketplace sections Here is the link. http://www.farmersalmanactv.com/ Enjoy exploring the site
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16 responses
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
my aunt used to like it but I never bothered with it. I don't think I ever saw a copy of it. Do you think it is useful?
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• United States
29 Mar 07
I do, we still purchase one every year.
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I do remember the farmer's almanacs! they were great! the pages were always soft and worn from being perused over and over again...and the covers faded to a mellow - yellow. I have a couple antique ones that I happened upon a few years ago...I really enjoy looking them over.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Mar 07
It's a great little magazine. I've been buying/reading it for many years now. But I'm afraid it's going to go the way that many other magazines have gone. No paper mag anymore just the internet. Life magazine had to switch to a smaller version added to Sunday papers now they have fallen to the internet craze. They only have their mag available here online now. But I always love the weather predictions. I also love the little tid bits added too. Thanks for this discussion also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I remember when we lived on a farm my dad would buy one and I would steal it and read it in the bathroom or in my bedroom, there was all kinds of interesting stuff in it! My dad always knew where to come to find his almanac. He used to get so irritated with me! LOL
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@kaperkitty (1097)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I love the farmer's almanac we used to buy it every year my grandfather swore by it..I loved the helpful hits and tips for planting flowers ..it s was standard bathroom reading lol hugs Cheryl
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Thank you for this link. Will check it out and bookmark it if it is anything like the book was. I have loved that for a very long time. Used to hand on a nail at the hardware store and at home too. So nice of you to share these things that can so much to our lives. Thanks again.
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@rainbow (6763)
29 Mar 07
I've only ever seen one almanac and I loved it, it was a bit oldieworldie and sort of magical.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Mar 07
This is so wonderful. I don't know why I never thought of looking online for Farmer Almanac - I remember my grandparents always had the Farmers Almanac and Grandpa did refer to it for his planting, fishing, hunting, tons of information in there. My ex-in-laws were the same way, garden was never planted until they referred to the almanac. I bookmarked this site so I can refer to it as needed.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Hi Villageanne, I love "The Farmer's Almanac". It's a great way to remember the wisdom of old. Although I don't always garden by the lunar cycle, I would never think of starting my garden or planting additional plants on a barren date. I also love the fact that they list current planetary movement. When I look up into the evening or morning sky and see a planet, it's nice to check in the almanac to confirm which planet it is. I have found that their weather predictions are at least as good, if not better than the meteorologist's. Especially, their long-range predictions. Sadly, I live between two zones, so it's rather a challenge to figure out which weather will be coming our way. I had not heard about the tv show. I'll bet that's very entertaining. I'll have to make a point to check to see when it's on in my time zone. Thanks for sharing this great info.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
It is amazing what you can find on the internet these days. You can now find all that info on their site. It is so cool
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I always buy the Almamac. I do buy the Canadian one as well since the other does not include our weather. I just love to read them . We have a few really old ones that have survived over the years. I just don't have the heart to throw them out. Thanks for the link.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
30 Mar 07
That is so cool! Yes, my parents always had one of those around and the Raymond's calendar on the kitchen wall. Thanks for the link to the site. That really does bring back memories.
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@jchampany (1131)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I actually still use the farmers almanac for weather purposes. It is suprisingly correct. I am not a news watcher and this seems to help me alot.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I remember the Farmer's Almanac very well. Growing up in rural area of Tennessee, every household had one. Just as you said, farmers consulted it to determine the best time to plant crops. We even used it to determine the best times to visit dentist, get hair cut, and advice on home remedies. It brings back fond memories. I will check out their site. Thanks.
@AmbiePam (45811)
• United States
29 Mar 07
They still sell the Farmer's Almanac where I get my groceries. I think I've only read through it a couple times, but I'm really interested in the website, and I have friends who will be as well. Thank you for pointing out this website.
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Yes I do remember this book, my grandfather used it like his Bible. It was studied every morning and then again at night. I remember when I was very young I picked it up to take a look and see what was so interesting about it that he read it all the time. Well I started flipping pages and could not understand why my granfather needed to know science. I was not so young I could not read, but I was way to young to even understand what this was telling me. I remember I thought how boring and stupid to put all this useless information in a book. Needless to say I took Forestry in college and had to take a lot of agricultural courses. The book I had to purchase for a soils class was the Alamanac. I opened the book and fond memories came back to the day I opened this same book many years ago and had no idea what it was for. Today I purchase one each year and use it often. I hope it is around forever. The one online is pretty good but it does not have as much informationas the actual book.
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• India
29 Jan 12
I am from India, we have auspicious time for most of things like marriage and other rituals, farmers have time for seed planting, crop cutting, they follow our almananac Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor