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Waxing Gibbous
55% of full

Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Philosofact
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
December 23rd, 2014
2014-2015: Your New Year’s Eve Forecast!

New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year! Whether your plans bring you indoors or out, be sure to check our long-range predictions first!

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Is It A Turnip Or A Rutabaga?
Digital Editions of the Farmers’ Almanac
Is It A Turnip Or A Rutabaga?Many people confuse these two root vegetables. We help you determine which is which, and provide a delicious recipe!
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Have Yourself An Old-Fashioned Christmas! 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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Oil Pulling For Oral Health Oil Pulling For Oral Health Learn about the latest rage touted by natural health advocates, how it's done, and why you should add it to your oral health regime.
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What Was The Star of Bethlehem? What Was The Star of Bethlehem? The source of this apparition remains a mystery to both astronomers and historians. Read more about the bright object in the night sky leading the Three Wise Men.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Instead of another gratuitous selfie, use the camera on your cell phone when shopping this holiday season.
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 2% of Full Waxing Crescent
2% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Bake, Cut Firewood, Cut Hair to Increase Growth, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Potty Train, Wax Floors

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Gardening Tasks

December 22nd - December 23rd
Plant Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops Where Climate Is Suitable.

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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.