For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other “Wes hal!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink. It was traditionally enjoyed on Twelfth Night (January 5 or 6), but can certainly be used to warm the body throughout the holiday season. Wassail traditionally contained roasted apples, which would swell up and burst apart in the hot punch. Looking for a non-alcoholic version? Try our light wassail!
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Learn the best ingredients for a homemade bone broth or stock, plus using broth in soup and stew recipes from the Old Farmer's Almanac.
Weather Lore: If snow begins at midday, expect a foot of it to lay. - Farmers' Almanac
Weather Lore: If snow begins at midday, expect a foot of it to lay. - A Farmers' Almanac Philosofact
Backyard Bee House!
Get better flowers, fruits, and vegetables with a native bee house! To increase the pollination of your garden plants, consider getting a backyard bee house for native solitary bees, such as mason bees and leafcutter bees.
Classic Sugar Cookies
Our sugar cookies are the classic kind that Grandma made. The dough is perfect for cookie cutters and for decorating. Note: If you prefer to frost after the cookies are baked and cooled: Beat ¼-cup butter, 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until frosting is spreadable and slightly fluffy.
First Day of Spring 2021: The Spring Equinox
In 2021, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Saturday, March 20! This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. What does equinox mean? What happens on the equinox? Find out!
Make Your Own Immunity-Boosting Gelatin Shots - Farmers' Almanac
Boost your defenses this cold and flu season with these gelatin "shots" made with immune-boosting herbs and vitamins. Try this easy recipe!
5 Types of Sugar Cookies: Find Your Match
What's your favorite sugar cookie: Soft and pillowy? Cut-outs for decorating? Grandma's cookies? See 5 sugar cookie recipes to fit your tastebuds.
20 Best Hints and Tips - Our Favorite Winter Life Hacks
It's our mission to help make your life easier so we compiled a list of 20 of our very best winter life hacks and advice to help get you through the toughest (and longest) season of the year.
10 Natural Ways To Freshen Your Home With The Scents of Fall - Farmers' Almanac
These easy ideas bring the lasting warmth of the autumn season indoors, without harsh chemicals. Try these simmering recipes that mask cooking odors and more!