The Old Farmer's Almanac: Calculated on a New and Improved Plan for the Year of Our Lord 2012

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011 - Reference - 288 pages
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America’s best-selling annual publication is also the most beloved: Its name makes people smile and its contents tickle funny bones. A reference book that reads like a magazine, the Almanac is packed with facts, features, and fun that make every day special.   The 2012 edition, which marks the publication’s 220th anniversary, will feature . . .
•weather predictions for every day and climatic trends for each season, plus the science behind weather folklore
• the most accurate astronomical data under the sun, with best-viewing recommendations for every month
• gardening advice for growing vegetables and flowers, not to mention worthwhile weeds
• easy, mouthwatering recipes for Dutch ovens
• amusing and enlightening articles on topics such as cures for a headache, quirky measurements, and heirloom animals
• ideas, hints, and charts that provide simple solutions and shortcuts for everyday challenges
• and much, much more!   Added value this year . . .
• 80 full-color pages • full-color national weather maps of winter and summer forecasts
• national, in-person TV, radio, and print publicity campaign, beginning in September 2011
 

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I got this for my soninlaw who is a small space gardner. What he lacks in space to garden he makes up in the plants he starts with each season. I wanted to give him a bit of Americana and some ... Read full review

Old Farmers Almanac 2008

User Review  - sunnysunsetbeaches - Overstock.com

My son says it was his best stocking stuffer. He just really likes the weather section. Besides that I dont see the value in it. Too many advertisements in my opinion. Read full review

Contents

To Patrons
8
2012 at a Glance
10
The Shipping News
31
Take a Bite Out of Winter
58
The Latest Buzz from the Beehive
72
Weather
80
Astronomy
86
The Sky is Falling
96
What Would You Do If?
186
Frontier Fixes
190
Ash and You Shall Receive
192
Forecasts
200
Quell the Smell
220
The Strange Case of Bobby Dunbar
224
Planting by the Moons Phase
228
Astrology
230

Calendar
102
Create an Astromical Garden
144
The Perfect Catch
160
Wacky Wisdom from the Tip of the Tongue
166
Winners in the 2011 Essay Contest
172
The Patron Saint of Peppers
174
Miscellany
177
Winners in the 2011 Coffee Recipe Contest
178
Ham on the Lam
180
Husbandry
184
How Much Paint Do You Need?
234
Tide Corrections
236
Time Corrections
238
The Old Farmers General Store
242
Lumber and Nails
244
General Store Classifieds
246
Anecdotes Pleasantries
252
A Reference Compendium
257
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America's best-selling annual publication, with facts, feature articles, and advice that are useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.

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