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Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

Grow Your Own Rhubarb!

This spring favorite is not only attractive in the garden but so easy to grow and will reward you for years to come. Get growing!

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Fun Facts About Spring Peepers: The Tiny Frog With A Big Sound

Signs of spring are peeping up everywhere! Spring peepers are one sure sign of the new season. Learn more about these very vocal frogs and why they sing.

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To Seed Or Not To Seed?

We take a look at transplant vs. seeds, and which may be the better option for your spring garden.

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Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs: A Beginner’s Guide

Thinking about raising chickens in your backyard? Check out these tips to get started!

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Yellowjacket and Wasp Control: Spring Is The Time To Start!

Yellowjackets and hornets can be unwelcome guests at your outdoor picnic or cookout. Take steps now to minimize populations that often plague your summer activities.

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Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls

Shorten drying time and get softer laundry (without chemicals) with these easy-to-make felted dryer balls made from a repurposed wool sweater!

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10 Common Items That Have Different Names Depending On Where You Live

Learn where in America you’d grab your tennis shoes, order a pop, and enter the roundabout, in this list of regional words for common items.

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Best Days To Set Eggs in 2016

According to Moon lore and Almanac tradition, there are best days to place eggs under a hen or in an incubator. We have the dates here!

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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 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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