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Articles of weather folklore, flower lore, myths, legends and more from the Farmers’ Almanac.

Hurricane Weather Lore

Hurricane season peaks September 10! What signs from nature did our ancestors watch to warn against weather’s fiercest storm? Check out the list and watch the cows and alligators.

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Spring Weather Lore

While most of us are familiar with “April showers bring May flowers,” there are many other weather folklore sayings associated with the spring season, which is notorious for wild, crazy weather. Which of these have you heard?

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Helpful Hint…

To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

Getting Juice From Lemons

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous, 84% of full

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.

Reading Farmers' Almanac on Tablet with Doggie

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