The Old Farmer's Almanac
Time-tested and generations approved, the Farmers’ Almanac is a compendium of knowledge on weather, gardening, cooking, home remedies, managing your household, preserving the earth, and more. Anyone can give you advice — Farmers’ Almanac goes beyond today’s experts and enlightens you with generations of perception, experience, and common sense.
Published every year since 1818, the retail edition of the Farmers’ Almanac not only provides amazingly accurate long-range weather predictions, but also articles, calendars, and information on everything from the best days to garden, fish and take vacations, to recipes for healthy homemade dishes, and ways to use natural remedies to cure a cold.
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 1919, 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.