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Waning Crescent
17% of full

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Farmers' Almanac NewsletterNEWSLETTER
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
July 16th, 2014
What Is a Microburst?

Ever hear of a microburst? While its name sounds like a short lived storm, its destruction is quite the opposite. Learn more about these severe weather storms.

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Drink Your Vinegar
Children's Seashell Bag
Drink Your VinegarLooking for a refreshing beverage to beat the summer heat? If you've had your fill of lemonade and iced tea, why not give drinking vinegars a try?
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Easy Ways To Make Things Last Longer Easy Ways To Make Things Last Longer Extend the lives of common household, beauty, and office products easily.
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Summer Safety Tips for Kids Summer Safety Tips for Kids Timely summer safety reminders for kids and parents.
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Why Don't Comets Zoom Across The Sky? Why Don't Comets Zoom Across The Sky? Check out Farmers' Almanac's Astronomer's answer to why comets don't streak like meteors.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Are deer invading? Grab some old hose! Learn more . . .
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous Moon, 79% of Full Waning Gibbous
79% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Can Fruits and Vegetables, Mow to Retard Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Wean, Go Hunting, Potty Train, Brew Beer

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Gardening Tasks

July 15th - July 16th
Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.

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