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Old 12-18-2013, 11:21 AM
LarryAylward LarryAylward is offline
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Old Farmer's Almanac Is a Marketing Wonder

Many people swear by the weather predictions made by the Old Farmer's Almanac. I say it's hogwash but great marketing (think Pet Rock). Would love to hear what you think.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:20 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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I agree that it's a total waste, but your not going to convince a whole bunch of old timer's of that. Planting by the moon phase just doesn't get it done. But someone IS getting rich off of that booklet, what's it cost now ...$7.50? And they sell million's of those thing's, every year.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:28 PM
RussellB RussellB is online now
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In defense of the almanac, there are many interesting articles in it. Worth the read.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:04 PM
MichiganJim MichiganJim is offline
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Farmers Horoscope

Horoscope books are big sellers too. Same thing in my book - predicting the future is best left to Kreskin the Magnificent
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:06 PM
jlrvt jlrvt is offline
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The novelty factor is there in full force but Russell is correct, there are many more things in the book than just planting/weather predictions. I buy this each year for my husbands stocking and we all enjoyed it last year as a family with some of the 'other' stuff they have in it.
Jamie Rogers

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