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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Home and Garden

History of Birthdays

Ever wonder why we celebrate our birthdays, and how the traditions of cake, ice cream and singing came to be?

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Garden Damage Control During Weather Extremes

Our expert weighs in on caring for your garden through drought or heavy rains.

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Have Yourself An Old-Fashioned Christmas!

Why not take a step back in time and make some homemade, vintage-style holiday treats and decorations?

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Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!

Make the most of this magical season by getting outside and creating some new traditions!

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Host A Wreath-Making Party!

Why not plan a crafts get-together with family and friends to create your own holiday wreaths?

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National Letter Writing Day Is December 7!

In our digital age, handwritten letters are a lost art. December 7th is a great day to pick up a pen and write a note!

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Diffusing Essential Oils For Health

Diffusing pure, therapeutic essential oils helps promote harmony and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Learn how to do it correctly to get the maximum benefits!

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Successful List Making

Our tips will help you streamline and better prioritize your lists, and your life!

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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.