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Waxing Gibbous
53% of full

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Farmers' Almanac NewsletterNEWSLETTER
The worst thing about wisdom is that it can only be acquired on the installment plan.
January 21st, 2015
Were Winters Better Or Worse A Century Ago?

Are arctic blasts and "snowmageddons" unique only to winters of today? Find out here.

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Don't Forget The Horseradish!
2015 Farmers' Almanac for iPad
Don't Forget The Horseradish!Read why this potent condiment is a superfood superstar!
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How To Survive Being Trapped In Your Car During A Snowstorm How To Survive Being Trapped In Your Car During A Snowstorm The best defense for any emergency is to be prepared. Would you know what to do? We have the answers.
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Teaching Children Etiquette Teaching Children Etiquette Teaching your children manners is easier than you think. Our tips make it fun. You're welcome!
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Why Don't Most Meteor Showers Why Don't Most Meteor Showers "Shower"? Astronomer Joe Rao debunks one of the common myths surrounding this celestial event.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Trouble swallowing pills? A banana might be just the thing the doctor ordered. Check out this week's tip!
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 1% of Full Waxing Crescent
1% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Firewood, Mow to Increase Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Holes, Wean, Go Hunting, Potty Train, Paint, Host a Party

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Gardening Tasks

January 20th - January 21st
A Good Time To Kill Plant Pests Or Do Plowing. Poor For Planting.

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