Friday, February 02, 2018

The Old Farmer's Almanac Companion News Letter - Groundhog Day, shadows, game day recipes


goose laying
On Candlemas day,
The good goose begins to lay
.
–proverb




Friday, February 2, 2018
33rd day of the year
Spring begins in 46 days

Shakira (singer) was born on this day in 1977.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) died on this day in 2014.


Question of the Day
How often has the groundhog really predicted the coming of spring? Answer


Have a Google Home, or Google Assistant on your phone?
Try saying "Hey Google, ask Farmer's Almanac about today."
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Groundhog Day Legend and Lore

Groundhog Day 2018
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we celebrate weather predictions from a plump marmot? Here’s all you need to know about Groundhog Day!
  READ MORE  
Groundhog Shadow Making

Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving rodents? Or, rather, marmots? Actually, Groundhog Day is full of amazing sky-related stuff. Even its date relates to the heavens. Held on February 2, this was traditionally the holiday of Candlemas, which marked the exact midpoint of winter.
  READ MORE  
Glass Sun Catchers

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.
  LEARN MORE  
$5.99-$12.95
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5 Rules of Garden Planning

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be?
  READ MORE  
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
  LEARN MORE  
$15.95
Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Dip Recipes
Are you ready to break out some delicious Super Bowl dip recipes for the big day? Scoop up classic guacamole, spicy buffalo chicken dip, delicious spinach dip, and more!
  READ MORE  
Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!
  LEARN MORE  
$19.95
Cooking for a Crowd

The Party Planner: Cooking for a Crowd
How much do you need when you’re cooking for a crowd?
  READ MORE  
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids | Save 50%

Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
  LEARN MORE  
$5.95
QUICK CLICKS
WEATHER ASTRONOMY GARDENING CALENDAR FOOD ADVICE STORE


Friday, February 2, 2018
33rd day of the year
Spring begins in 46 days

Shakira (singer) was born on this day in 1977.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) died on this day in 2014.


Question of the Day
How often has the groundhog really predicted the coming of spring? Answer


Have a Google Home, or Google Assistant on your phone?
Try saying "Hey Google, ask Farmer's Almanac about today."
ofa-santababy-2017-300-250.jpg
Groundhog Day Legend and Lore

Groundhog Day 2018
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? What is the meaning of Groundhog Day—and why do we celebrate weather predictions from a plump marmot? Here’s all you need to know about Groundhog Day!
  READ MORE  
Groundhog Shadow Making

Groundhog Day and Shadow Fun
Groundhog Day. Just a bizarre tradition involving rodents? Or, rather, marmots? Actually, Groundhog Day is full of amazing sky-related stuff. Even its date relates to the heavens. Held on February 2, this was traditionally the holiday of Candlemas, which marked the exact midpoint of winter.
  READ MORE  
Glass Sun Catchers

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.
  LEARN MORE  
$5.99-$12.95
Embedded thumbnail for Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
5 Rules of Garden Planning

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be?
  READ MORE  
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)
  LEARN MORE  
$15.95
Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Dip Recipes
Are you ready to break out some delicious Super Bowl dip recipes for the big day? Scoop up classic guacamole, spicy buffalo chicken dip, delicious spinach dip, and more!
  READ MORE  
Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!
  LEARN MORE  
$19.95
Cooking for a Crowd

The Party Planner: Cooking for a Crowd
How much do you need when you’re cooking for a crowd?
  READ MORE  
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids | Save 50%

Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
  LEARN MORE  
$5.95
QUICK CLICKS
WEATHER ASTRONOMY GARDENING CALENDAR FOOD ADVICE STORE

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