Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous
53% of full

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Philosofact
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
October 29th, 2014
Everything Pumpkin!

It's our own pumpkin patch! We've put together our favorite pumpkin recipes, facts, growing tips and more - all in one spot!

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Halloween Pet Safety
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Halloween Pet SafetyHalloween can be a fun time for the family, but truly scary for pets. Read these helpful tips to ensure your pets are safe and secure during this celebration.
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Make Your Own Witches' Brew! Make Your Own Witches' Brew! Tired of the same old cider and hot cocoa recipes? Why not fill your Halloween celebration cauldron with these chill-inducing recipes?
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Why Do We Like to Be Scared? Why Do We Like to Be Scared? Haunted houses, ghost stories, horror movies, skydiving, even roller coasters - human beings have become adept at finding ways to experience fear. But why?
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Terrifying Treats for Halloween Terrifying Treats for Halloween These fun Halloween-themed recipes are a scream. Try them at your next party. We promise your guests will think they're to die for!
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Check out this easy solution to blood-stained clothing.
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 31% of Full Waxing Crescent
31% 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

October 28th - October 30th
Plant Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, And Other Aboveground Crops, Indoors In The North And Outdoors In Lower South.

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