Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent
1% of full

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Philosofact
If you will laugh about it later, why not laugh about it now?
October 22nd, 2014
Get Ready For The Partial Solar Eclipse!

On October 23rd, the Moon's penumbral shadow will fall over much of North America, producing a partial solar eclipse. Learn how to view it safely!

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How Do Weather Balloons Work?
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How Do Weather Balloons Work?Learn about how this modern-day, scientific instrument collects important data on what's happening in the atmosphere.
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Build A Backyard Office Shed Build A Backyard Office Shed Using recycled materials, this backyard shed was built with sustainability in mind, and suits a small home-based business. Do-it-yourselfers can make one too. Learn how!
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A Natural Health Care Staple: Activated Charcoal A Natural Health Care Staple: Activated Charcoal According to the Farmers' Almanac, there are five basic ingredients every household should have on hand for a healthy lifestyle. Read why activated charcoal is one of them.
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Drink Your Pumpkins! Drink Your Pumpkins! More than just for carving, nutritious pumpkin can be used in smoothies and other delicious drinks. Try these recipes!
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Keep your bananas from ripening too quickly with this week's helpful hint.
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Crescent Moon, 2% of Full Waning Crescent
2% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Get Married, Entertain Friends, Host a Party

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Gardening Tasks

October 21st - October 23rd
Favorable Planting Days: First Two Days Good For Planting Root Crops. Last Day Good For Planting Beans, Peas, Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, And Other Aboveground Crops In Southern Florida, Texas, And California. All Days Are Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers Now.

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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.