I’M JUST CURIOUS: Farmers’ Almanac fan

by Debbie Walker

Just about anyone who listens to TV News must have heard the Farmer’s Almanac came out last week. I ordered a 2015 and a 2019 and they were delivered in just a couple of days. Yehaw! Can you tell I am a fan?

We all know by now that I get excited about some strange things. So you won’t be surprised when I tell you I couldn’t wait to get a hold of my copies of THE almanac! My excitement was not so I could figure out if it would snow on my birthday in January! My excitement was to read the included articles, and I have not been disappointed!

If an almanac was on the table right in front of me, for many years I wouldn’t have even picked it up. I’ve never been overly interested in the weather. It is what it is. I don’t plant a garden so I wasn’t interested what you plant during what moon. I just couldn’t see why I would be interested in the publication.

I am sure Patsy must have been behind my finally picking one up to look at. OMG! They got my interest! and have kept my interest for a couple of years now. As I said I also ordered 2015. I plan to buy more of the older ones, especially if I run out of my own ideas for columns.

Almost forgot to mention the on-line newsletter I get every month and the little specialty notes now and then. It can be said they know how to keep my interest.

This latest edition now has 20 hot pink book marked pages with titles such as: The Language of Flowers, Keep Those Pests Out Naturally, Air Conditioning (?) and A Man Who Could Make It Rain, just to name a few. You can also check them on-line at Farmer’s Almanac.com.

Do you have any magazines that keep holding your interest, issue after issue? How about sending me the name and why it continues to please you.

I enjoy some of the old sayings I read in the 2019 issue about weather:

Cold is the night when the stars shine bright. — If a circle forms ‘round the moon, ‘twill rain or snow soon. – When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass. – Trout jump high, when rain is nigh. And when sounds travel far and wide, a stormy day will betide.

I also got a chuckle from reading The Language of Flowers. I think you could write a letter using the names of flowers, their colors and their description as code words:

Baby’s Breath: Innocence Carnation (white): Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely, pure love, Good luck.

Iris: Wisdom, your friendship means so much to me.

Rose (white): Innocence, purity, secrecy, or friendship.

So put a bouquet of those flowers together for a gift for a newborn and you have wished them a wonderful future. OR maybe a gift for your first love. (More some other day!!)

I’m just curious what ideas you might come up with. Please, send questions or comments to dwdaffy@yahoo.com. Thank you for reading and don’t forget we do have a website!


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