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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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Farmers' Almanac Home and Garden

Everyday advice including Farmers’ Almanac’s Gardening by the Moon calendar.

Recent Home and Garden Articles

Lilac Growing Tips and Lore

Lilac Growing Tips and Lore

Lilacs are not only a spring favorite but they also have an interesting history that includes them bringing “death to a home.” Read more.

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Top Tips To Pest-Proof Your Pantry

Top Tips To Pest-Proof Your Pantry

Check out these non-toxic and inexpensive methods you can enlist to send the creepy crawlies packing!

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What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?

What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?

We’ve dedicated May 6th to “Read Your Farmers’ Almanac in the Bathroom Day,” a good time to explore the answers to this burning question. You won’t believe what we’ve uncovered!

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Helpful Home and Garden Links

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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