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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

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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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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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.