Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It's hard to believe November is here already. How time is flying by.

Whenever I turn the page to my Old Farmer's Almanac Calender I find some interesting facts about that month.

November 1 ~ All Saints' Day ~ When the corn wears a heavy coat, so must you.

New Moon on the 6th.

Daylight Saving Time ends November 7. Don't forget to turn your clocks!

Of course, Thanksgiving Day on the 25th

Did you know: In Colonial times, dye made from beets was used to make pink pancakes and cake icing.

When frost threatens in warm zones, string up holiday tree lights (not the LED kind) around cold-sensitive trees to prevent damage. Keep the light lit all night.

Happy November!



The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you for sharing the interesting facts from the Farmers Almanac.
Happy November.
Bentely sends a big tail wag to Otis and Riley

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would love to get one of those calendars. What fun pieces of info!
p.s. love your header

Sherri said...

Isn't the Farmer's Almanac great! I just bought one for my Dad as one of his birthday gifts. He was reading things out of it to us when we were visiting him. It will give him hours of enjoyment! Have a great day!

Donna said...

Good Calendar! Happy night to you sweetie!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I haven't seen a Farmers Almanac for a while and I had forgotten what useful information they contained - thank you for reminding me.(-:

Brenda Kula said...

We always had the almanac around when I was growing up. And we always had a fantastic garden!

Patsi said...

Thanks for sharing.
Haven't seen the Farmers Almanac in ages.
Good reminder..still have seeds to collect.

Sue said...

Hi Donna....Happy November!!...I think I need to buy one of these Farmers Almanacs....last week when I was meeting the ladies to go to the Country Living Fair I had to get up early..something I never do...at 7:30 it was still pitch dark down here and I was so taken aback that I thought maybe I had missed daylights saving time and I forgot to push back the clock....felt like kind of an idiot when I turned on the t.v.(in the dark) to find out the time was correct....I need to start getting up earlier then 11:00.....

Angie said...

These are some good things to know! Love the beets/icing idea and also the tree lights on the outdoor trees. Thanks bunches!