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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

Want to Own A Lighthouse? August 7th Is National Lighthouse Day!

Ever romanticize about buying an old lighthouse? Sources say there are approximately one thousand lighthouses in the U.S., and the government periodically puts these beacons of history up for sale.

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Make Your Lounge Chair More Comfortable

Learn how to make your own lounge chair cover with this easy-to-sew project.

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Create a Living Room Camp-a-thon!

When the weather or work doesn’t cooperate for camping outdoors, go camping inside. Here’s how.

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Easy Ways To Make Things Last Longer

Extend the lives of common household, beauty, and office products easily. Here’s how.

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Grow A Bee Friendly Lawn And Garden

Compelling reasons and benefits on why a lawn filled with dandelions and clover may just be the best choice.

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Better Ways To Repurpose Your Recycling

Think the only place for last week’s water bottles is in the recycling bin? Think again!

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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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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.