More than you might think! Yes, we have the weather – 16 months’ worth (September 2018 through December 2019) – which will keep you “in the snow,” as well as inform you how cold it’s going to get this winter, and how hot you can expect it to be next summer.
We also have answers to unusually interesting questions, life-hacks for less stress, gardening tips, fishing calendars, best days to view planets and meteors, recipes, a contest that could win you some money, and much, much more including:
Think You Know Canadian Trivia?
What province is home to a lake with 31 letters in its name? What community is the world’s only community containing two exclamation points? Where is the world’s smallest desert located? Page 22.
Test Your Word Phrase Knowledge
Do you hone or home in on something? Is it baited or bated breath? See the funny and faulty phrases you may be using incorrectly on page 30.
Nova Scotia’s Blind Astronomer
An inspiring story about Tim Doucette’s private observatory, Deep Sky Eye, and how and why you should make the trip to check it out. Page 34.
Help End Plastic Trash!
Did you know that 50 million plastic straws are discarded every day? Single-use plastic waste is polluting our oceans and our earth. It may be time to change our dependency on them. We offer easy and painless strategies to help you get started. Page 98.
How Did We Ever Live Without Air Conditioning?
Talk about modern-day miracles: 2019 marks the 115th anniversary of the first in-home air conditioner. But how did our ancestors keep cool before then? Breeze on over to page 94.
Got Almond, Flax, Coconut, Cashew, Soy …MILK?
An overview of the many different types of milk available to today’s consumer and reasons why you may or may not want to give them a try. Page 102.
6 Song Birds to Invite to Your Yard
There are more than 900 bird species in North America. Some can only be found east of the Mississippi River, others only in the West. A little research can help you identify birds you’re already seeing and hearing in your yard, as well as teach you about other birds you can likely attract in your geographic area with a little effort. Here are our top picks for six beautiful and beneficial species you might want to invite over for a backyard party. Page 116.
Plus, there are seasonal weather maps, month-by-month weather forecasts, Philosofacts, helpful hints, riddles and brainteasers, and much, much more.
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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.