Friday, March 1, 2013

March 25th (agrarian new year)

Harris' Farmer's Almanac 2013

"Before 1752 in the Colonies, the new year began on March 25th. That was before England adopted the Gregorian calendar, the one we now use. Many farmers persisted, however, in using the agrarian new year in their farm journals. March certainly feels like a better beginning point for the year than the end of December, the dead of winter."

"The right angle of approach to a difficult problem is the try-angle."

[Harris' Farmer's Almanac 2013; March 2013; pg 27]
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... the extended weather forecast on [weather website] is still looking favorable ... this sunday [mar 3] is supposed to be 64F ... woodpile nearly gone ... come on spring! ... no no mar 25th ...
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timeanddate.com

The Julian calendar preceded the Gregorian calendar. The current Gregorian calendar was adopted in United States where Thursday, September 3, 1752 was the first of 11 days that were skipped.

Calendar for September 1752 (United States)

September
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 
1 2 14 15 16
  17 18   19  20   21   22   23
  24 25 26   27   28 29   30

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=&d1=&y1=1752&m2=&d2=&y2=
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see also:

rooting for the groundhog (early spring)
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/rooting-for-groundhog-early-spring.html