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In two weeks, the 2014 Farmers’ Almanac officially hits the newsstands and bookshelves everywhere. We will be releasing the long-awaited weather forecast as well as sharing some great details on an edition that’s guaranteed to inform, entertain and help you “grow your life.”

This edition also marks my 20th edition as managing editor. Where does time go?

Working on the Farmers’ Almanac for two decades has been fun, challenging, and rewarding. One of the best things about being managing editor of the Farmers’ Almanac is being associated with a piece of history, a publication that started a long time ago (1818) and continues to bring useful and intriguing information into the homes of millions of people in North America.

There have been some fun and unique opportunities I’ve experienced working on the Farmers’ Almanac including getting poison ivy while posing for an ad, serving as an executive producer to a Farmers’ Almanac TV show, partaking in a delicious national dessert campaign, having a CNN truck show up in my driveway to do a remote interview, and being called by countless numbers of brides and moms of brides to be for weather forecasts for a possible best wedding date.

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I’m pleased at how the 2014 edition turned out and hope you too will enjoy reading through its pages, wisdom, weather predictions, healthy hints and more. This year we’re announcing a fun campaign that can help non-profits earn some well-deserved cash, as well as sharing trivia on national parks.

You can order your copy here, or find it at your favorite grocery stores starting the week of August 26. I also hope that you can hear either myself or editor Peter Geiger on your local radio or TV stations sharing some of this year’s most fascinating features.

Our goal is to help you “grow your life” as working on the Almanac has done for me the past 20 years. Here’s to 20 more!

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1 comment

1 Bill { 09.10.13 at 12:06 am }

when are the ember days? I know there close to the season changes, thanks

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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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