The Farmer's Almanac has been a national staple since 1818, when David Young became the first of its editors, who now number five. Here, sans the weather predictions for which it is famous, are a homey lot of pieces. Capsule Wisdom ranges from ""A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standing with God"" to ""Taste makes waist""; Terse Verse takes up the weaker sex, weather, and the dog: ""A dog is loved by Old and Young; He wags his tail, And not his tongue"". The Potpourri contains ""What Is A Girl?"" ""Recipe for a Merry Christmas,"" ""A Solitary Life"" and St. Francis of Assisi's Prayer. Bits of humor and beloved poems (Edgar Guest, Anon) fill out a wispy homespun at home on the grange.