A Month of Best Days

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August 2008

Here are a few of the most popular best days as published in the Farmers’ Almanac. Each activity is followed by the best day of the current month.

It’s widely believed by many long-time Almanac followers that when the Moon occupies a particular place in the Zodiac each day at 7:00 a.m. EST, it can play an important role in achieving the best possible results for certain activities. At least they’re amusing!

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Bake 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
Can Fruits and Vegetables 18, 27, 28
Dry Fruits and Vegetables 20, 21
Cut Firewood 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 30, 31
Cut Hair to Increase Growth 1, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15
Cut Hair to Retard Growth 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29
Mow to Increase Growth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 30, 31
Mow to Retard Growth 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Castrate Farm Animals 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Dig Holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 30, 31
Dig Post Holes 16, 17, 22, 23, 29
Harvest 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Pick Apples and Pears 20, 21, 29
Wean 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Hunting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 30, 31
Quit Smoking 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29
Potty Train 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Jams/Jellies 16, 17, 22, 23
Brewing 18, 19, 27, 28
Demolition 20, 21, 29
Wash Wooden Floors 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 29
Wax Floors 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15
Wash Windows 12, 13
Paint 2, 3, 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31
Marriage 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Start Diet to Lose Weight 16, 17, 20, 21, 29
Start Diet to Gain Weight 1

(Dang it! I missed the best days for washing windows! :)

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8 thoughts on “A Month of Best Days

  1. I can start my diet tomorrow. The angle of the sun and moon in the sky does affect hormones so maybe there is some truth to be told from this wisdom. I love these bits of trivia.

  2. LOL — I thought the same thing, Anna! And I have been trying to lose some weight…I’ll take all the help I can get!

  3. I haven’t seen the almanac for awhile. I recall my grandmothers used to get it. It was one of the few things except for the Bible in our house! Can you imagine which one I was more interested in?
    Brenda

  4. I did a double take when I read over the best days to castrate farm animals! lol These are always fun to ponder……Hmmm I see I am running out of days that are best for potty training my toddler- I better get on it! :-)

  5. LOL, I was thinking I’d have to wait another month to wash windows, but then I got to the end and you had the same comment! I don’t think I’ll be doing any potty training or castrating of farm animals any time soon, so I guess that means the diet has to start tomorrow!

  6. That was really fun. Thanks for posting the link to the Farmer’s Almanac. I need to check out next month, since we have a daughter getting married. :)

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