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2015 Here Already?!

While the New Year doesn’t officially start for another 4+ months, here at the Farmers’ Almanac offices it seems like 2015 arrived this week. The brand new edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, our 198th edition, hit the store shelves and got people talking. It’s always an exciting week for us, kind of like Christmas/New Year’s Eve holidays combined.

We eagerly await our Associated Press story about the new edition. This story acts like the proverbial snowball rolling down hill, meaning that once that story breaks, many other newspapers and radio and TV stations call us to talk about the new edition of the Almanac.

It’s a lot of fun to be interviewed about the Farmers’ Almanac as it serves as a great way to share some of the most interesting features and get feedback from all over North America. I’ve been very busy with many Canadian interviews this week and editor Peter Geiger has been hitting TV stations throughout New England.

The last week of August is always a busy and exciting time for the Farmers’ Almanac staff.

It also means winter is on its way. And after last winter, everyone is very interested in whether or not the polar vortex will return. (And, unless you haven’t logged onto our site or read the news this week, you know that our forecast consists of more “shivery and shovelry” for this winter.)

I hope you have an opportunity to check out our print edition of the 2015 Farmers’ Almanac this year. It does contain a very cold, shivery forecast for the winter ahead, but it also contains warm and informative articles on ways to live a more natural, happier, and enjoyable life.

We will try to keep you updated on when and where we may appear on TV or on your radio, but in the meantime remember: “When it snows you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.”

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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.

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