Like that famous pink bunny in a battery commercial, Farmers’ Almanac editors have to be built for endurance. Since we live in such a fast-paced, 24/7 society, we are now asked to be on TV shows, radio shows and other media outlets at all times of the day and night.
Years ago, my Dad would travel 180 days a year going from city-to-city, talking about the Farmers’ Almanac. Today, the way we communicate is much different. In fact, with all the delays at airports, I am not sure it would be possible to accomplish what was once possible – running from plane to plane. Now I can do a radio, even TV interviews from the comfort of my own city. But, this morning, I got up at 2:30am to drive to Newton, Mass. to be on my favorite networks – New England Cable News.
Some interviews just have lots of energy. Matt Noyes is the network’s morning meteorologist. He was also featured in the 2008 Farmers’ Almanac article Everything Ice. While our weather outlook for the upcoming year seems to be the talk of most interviews, there are many other great features in the Farmers’ Almanac. Matt took the time to get into these articles and share some other non-weather related items. It was a great interview.
Matt got married on August 16th. It turned out to be a perfect wedding day. He didn’t ask me for the best day. But if he had, it would have been August 16th.
Speaking of weddings, here is a note from a friend of a friend who said… “I caught the headlines of the Farmers Almanac. There seems to be some dissension between the Almanac and the National Weather Service. I can honestly say that I used the almanac to plan my wedding and it was just as the almanac said it would be, a perfect day. I don’t know if I trust the NWS that much.”
Keep watching, listening, and reading for more interviews, tips and advice from you ever “ready” Almanac editor. Stay tuned ….