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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

18 Foods You Don’t Need To Refrigerate

To chill or not to chill? We have the answers!

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10 Household Uses For Tea Bags

After the last dunk, why not put those used tea bags to work for you?

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Clean & Shine Wood Floors Naturally

Learn how to keep your floors sparkling without toxic chemicals.

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Seed Starting Basics

Now is the perfect time to plan your spring garden! Our expert weighs in on how to get started.

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5 Gadgets Every Kitchen Needs

Which five tools help you get dinner on the table in a snap? Get the answer here.

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Teaching Children Etiquette

Teaching your children manners is easier than you think. Our tips make it fun. You’re welcome!

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Two Common Laundry Room Mistakes You May Be Making!

Are you doing laundry wrong? Get the answer now!

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History of Birthdays

Ever wonder why we celebrate our birthdays, and how the traditions of cake, ice cream and singing came to be?

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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 1910, 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.