‘Old Farmer’s Almanac’ still offering quirky tales, insights after 225 years
Editor’s note: this story by Mark Bennett first appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star
It’s hard to define the mystique of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
That charm comes partly from its age, 225 years now and counting. Sea turtles and lobsters don’t live that long. The paperback’s contents conjure a homespun mystical feel, from astronomical tables to charts on ocean tides and humorous proverbs.