Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous
54% of full

Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Philosofact
When you can think of yesterday without regret, and tomorrow without fear, then you are on the path to success.
August 27th, 2014
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Our 2015 Winter Forecast!
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Our 2015 Winter Forecast!More Shivery and Shovelry! Read our 2015 Forecast!
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The Summer Milky Way The Summer Milky Way Now is the best time to enjoy viewing the summer Milky Way.
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Putting Your Garden Beds To Bed Putting Your Garden Beds To Bed As the seasons shift, it’s time to start thinking about garden maintenance tasks.
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Why It Matters Where The Fish On Your Plate Went To School Why It Matters Where The Fish On Your Plate Went To School Whether you love it or leave it, fish is vital to a healthy, well-balanced diet. But does it matter if it's farm raised or wild caught?
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint You can clean WHAT with the water from boiled potatoes? Find out with this week's quick tip!
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 3% of Full Waxing Crescent
3% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Dig Holes, Wax Floors

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Gardening Tasks

August 23rd - August 27th
A Barren Time. First Two Days Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.

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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.