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April, The Sweet Time ~

April 1, 2018

Into the past we travel to learn about the old days and ways of preparedness for planting and sowing ~

 

ODE TO SPRING ~

"Sweet spring has come, sweet spring has come,

Her steps are on the hills;

She fills the air with singing birds,

She clothes the earth with living green,

She ope's the fragrant flowers."

 

 

 

~ Unknown

 

Excerpt from The Illinois Farmer's Almanac

April ~ 1840

APRIL 1818

 

 

Click  image to see a PDF of this and more pages from the 1818 edition of 

"The Old Farmer's Almanack" you can zoom as large as you desire. 

 

April is sweet ~

 

"The [remembrance] of a well-spent life is sweet." . . .

 

ILLINOIS FARMER'S ALMANAC

APRIL~ 1840

 

 

Click  image to see a PDF of this page from the 1840 edition of 

"The Illinois Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire. 

 

 

Next, the 1918 Old Farmer's Almanac  . . .

 

APRIL ~ 1918

 

 

Click  image to see a PDF of this and more pages from the 1918 edition of 

"The Old Farmer's Almanack" you can zoom as large as you desire

 

"Ceres, most bounteous lady, thy rich leas

Of wheat, rye, barley, vetches, oats and pease;

Thy turfy mountains, where live nibbling sheep,

And that meads thatch'd with stover, them to keep;

Thy banks with pioned and twilled brims,

Which spongy April at thy best betrims,

To make cold nymphs chaste crowns;"  

~Shakespeare 

from 1918  Old Farmer's Almanac

 

Thanks to The Old Farmer's Almanac for making these old treasures of wisdom available to us today!

 

 

 

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