Winter Folklore #1 – Almanac Wisdom

Expect to smile, expect to snicker. Today’s post is full of tidbits provided by the Farmers’ Almanac. Enjoy!

If your feet start to itch for no apparent reason, you’ll soon start a journey to a new place.

“If you can’t be kind, at least be vague.” –Judith Martin, American columnist, “Miss Manners”

A dream of clear water foretells happiness.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Household Hints



  • Steam, rather than boil, green vegetables to help retain their color.

  • Keep a small magnet in your sewing box to attract stray pins.

  • Order seeds early from catalogs before selections are sold out.

  • To help heel a canker sore, dab honey onto the area.

  • Reheat plain pasta quickly by rinsing it with boiling water.

Days Gone By



  • In Colonial times, wallpaper was hung with tacks, not paste.

  • Victorians believed that it was luckiest to marry on the groom’s birthday.

  • When wrens are seen during winter, expect snow.

  • Moonlit nights have the hardest frost.

Factoids



  • One hundred nine Earths could fit across the Sun’s diameter.

  • U.S. paper currency is 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton.

  • Beet greens, peas, pumpkin, and spinach are all god sources of iron.

  • Sunburn is possible, even in winter. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

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