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The 2017 Farmers Almanac
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Category — Home and Garden

Why Are Cardinals Red?

What makes this iconic American bird’s color so vibrant? And what can you do to help them maintain it? We have the answers.

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Top 5 Gardening Trends for Spring

What’s hot on the gardening front? We did a little “digging” and unearthed some of the trends that will be sprouting up this year.

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Grow Your Own Lemon Tree From Lemon Seeds

When life gives you lemons, grow a tree! We have easy step-by-step instructions to start your own fragrant fruit-bearing tree indoors.

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5 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Groundhogs

Good news! There are many ways to safely deter these pesky marmots using common items around your home and garden. No toxic chemicals!

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Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of The Rooster

Happy Year of the Rooster! Learn why you shouldn’t sweep the floor and other superstitions and traditions associated with this holiday. Which animal are you? Find Out!

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10 Best Holiday Hacks

These clever Farmers’ Almanac hints and tips will make your Christmas days merry and bright!

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Easy Mason Jar Gift Ideas

If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift, one where you don’t have to spend a lot of money or hours at the mall, these Mason jar gifts are the answer. Instructions included.

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Cooking With Wild, Edible Cattails

Where there is a water source, you’ll likely find cattails growing. Learn all the ways to prepare the many edible parts of this plant.

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