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Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

Attract Beneficial Bats To Your Garden!

Bats get a bad rap, but they’re great garden companions. Learn how to attract them to your backyard (and why you should!)

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What The Heck Is Salsify?

Learn all about the latest root vegetable you’ve probably never heard of. It may be ugly, but it’s oh, so tasty!

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One Plant, Two Flavors! How to Grow Cilantro and Coriander

You can still plant this gem in summer and fall to reap the rewards of two great flavors. Learn how!

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Make Your Own Wet and Dry Mops Using Common Household Items

You don’t have to spend a fortune for the convenience of disposable floor mops and cleaners. Find out how to save money and do it yourself!

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8 Natural Ways To Keep Ticks Off Your Pets

If you want to keep your dog or cat tick-free, check out these chemical-free ideas that work!

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8 Ways To Organize Your Gardening Workspace

These bright ideas will help you make your time in the garden more efficient and fun!

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10 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies

Ever wonder why fireflies glow? Find out more about these illuminating insects.

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How A Well-Stocked Pantry Can Save You Money!

You can whip up inexpensive meals in a flash if you have the basic core ingredients on hand. Check out these easy ideas and stock up!

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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.

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