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Waning Crescent
20% of full

Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Check out the latest Farmers' Almanac Newsletter from December 10th, 2014

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Farmers' Almanac NewsletterNEWSLETTER
Philosofact
You cannot do all of the good the world needs, but the world needs all of the good you can do.
December 10th, 2014
Will The Weather Outside Be Frightful? Get Our Christmas Forecast

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? Find out what we're predicting in your area!

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What The Heck Is Mincemeat?
Smooth Gator
What The Heck Is Mincemeat?Learn the history behind this traditional holiday food and how to make it yourself with our easy-to-follow recipe!
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The Year’s Best Meteor Shower: The December Geminids The Year’s Best Meteor Shower: The December Geminids Bundle up and head outside to watch the December Geminids, considered the best of the annual displays. Learn more about this active meteor shower coming on the 13th!
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Host A Wreath-Making Party! 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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Managing Grief At The Holidays Managing Grief At The Holidays The loss of a loved one can seem overwhelming during the holidays. Read about some ways families can channel their grief and honor the memory of those who have passed.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Before you throw out those old blankets and sheets, check out this quick tip for putting them to good use!
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous Moon, 86% of Full Waning Gibbous
86% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Dry Fruits and Vegetables, Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Dig Post Holes, Pick Apples and Pears, Quit Smoking, Perform Demolition, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Ask for Loan, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

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Gardening Tasks

December 10th - December 14th
A Most Barren Period. Do General Farm Work. Last Day Good For Killing Plant Pests.

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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.