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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

Comfrey to the Garden Rescue

Boost your soil, prevent weeds, and build compost with comfrey.

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Plants for Privacy and Green Screens

Move over fences, think green! Learn how to use living plants to add some privacy to your yard.

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How Creating Themes Can Save Summer

Summer is a short yet long season, depending on how old your kids are. Check out a creative way to make summer time more fun.

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Chickadee Chic: Homemade Recycled Bird Houses

Creative, easy ways to build your own birdhouses

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Why Bokashi Composting May Be Easier Than Recycling

Want to compost fast, easy and without worms? Check out why bokashi composting may be the answer.

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Bothersome Carpenter Bees

It’s the season of bothersome carpenter bees. Learn more about these pests and how to control them.

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Have You Seen Your Hummingbird Lately?

Global warming/climate change is affecting some of our favorite migratory birds. Discover how you can help hummingbirds and others flourish.

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Favorite Fish by Region

There are lots of fish to be found in this country. Find out what region is known for what favorite fish.

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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.