As surely as the Sun rises in the east and maple leaves turn color in autumn, The Old Farmers Almanac is back—and its better than ever! Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, Americas best-loved annual and oldest continuously published periodical (now in its 224th year!) promises to be “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” once again fulfilling both the mission set forth by its founder, Robert B. Thomas, and readers expectations. This edition is packed with wit, wisdom, tips, advice, facts, fun, and recipes, including: • traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts • how to make sausages at home • “creatures from hell” • grow your own beer (ingredients) • time- and money-saving tips • unmasked mysteries of plant seed dispersal • bale, key, and concrete block gardens • quirky origins of American horse breeds • history, lore, and more about birthstones Plus, Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, gardening tables, best days to do things, and more. Added value this year: • 96 full-color pages • full-color winter and summer weather maps • updated Reference section Often imitated, but never equaled. Accept no substitutes!