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Waning Crescent
25% of full

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Philosofact
The greatest threat to the future is indifference.
August 13th, 2014
Checking In On Our Summer Forecast

August 11th may be the end of the Dog Days of Summer, but does that mean the end of summer weather?

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Get Outside And Look Up At Neptune
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Get Outside And Look Up At NeptuneSky watching is great this week. First meteor showers, now Neptune.
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The Ultimate Italian Ice. Make Your Own Granitas! The Ultimate Italian Ice. Make Your Own Granitas! You don't have to travel to Italy to enjoy this frozen treat. You can make delicious icy granitas at home using your blender and freezer.
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Shoo, Fly! Shoo, Fly! Summer is fly season and we have a few ways to repel these pests using products you have around the house.
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Have A Boot Camp Birthday Party! Have A Boot Camp Birthday Party! Ready for something different? Try this kids' birthday party theme that promotes fitness and activity!
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Check out this timeless tip on cutting firewood.
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous Moon, 90% of Full Waning Gibbous
90% 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

August 12th - August 13th
Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Vine Crops. Good Days For Transplanting.

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