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Farmers’ Almanac: Tips On Weather & More

THE FARMERS’ ALMANAC. 2014 edition. Almanac Publishing.

Farmers' Almanac

Image courtesy of Farmers’ Almanac

The Farmers’ Almanac has been around for nearly two centuries, and in keeping with its grand tradition, this edition offers weather predictions for the upcoming year. As I wrote over a decade ago, many generations out there grew up on the Almanac – farmers and house wives alike once depended on these detailed weather predictions as a means of planning their days and organizing their lives: “While some people may not take stock in our Farmers’ Almanac long-range weather predictions,” editor Peter Geiger mused in 2004, “we are very proud of our accuracy and our ability to give people an idea of what’s in store for the year ahead. One of our young readers wrote to me to say that ‘The Farmers’ Almanac predictions are so accurate they’re almost freaky.’” In addition to weather information, this year’soffers interesting tidbits on the benefits of coffee and eggs; tips on why every house should have a stockpile of peanut butter and baking soda in the cupboards; discussion about the real chance that snow might decide this year’s NFL champion; and a feature on Kansas’ hunting laws.

by John Aiello

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This entry was posted on September 12, 2013 by in 2013, In the Spotlight, Rat On Fiction & Nonfiction, September 2013 and tagged , .
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