Recently I made what I perceived to be a mild--and quite frankly endearing--reference to the Old Farmer's Almanac in my immediately previous post Serendipitous Snow Day (Central Park, November 6th, 2010) (fourth photo caption down). In response I received this message from the editor of Almanac.com:
Hi, Francesco, Though we are usually happy to be quoted, The Old Farmer's Almanac was incorrectly sourced in this (otherwise enjoyable) blog: http://francescoexplainsitall.blogspot.com/2010/11/serendipitous-snow-day-central-park.html (We receive google alerts with any mention of our brand name.) Perhaps it's the Witch's Almanac? The "Old" Farmer's Almanac is an astronomical, scientifically-based reference guide, and not the source of this content about witches. Please correct the reference and delete mention of The Old Farmer's Almanac.
So please let it be known that in this new post-Christine O'Donnell era of witch and satanic association and allusions that The Old Farmer's Almanac does indeed NOT reference or rely on any manner of sorceresses, enchantresses or pythonesses.
You have to admit, though, "The Witch's Almanac" line is adorable. Good feelings all around.