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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Farmers' Almanac NewsletterNEWSLETTER
Money is something you should make first and then make last.
December 17th, 2014
The Farmers’ Almanac Holiday Gift Of Ideas

Our favorite holiday tips, decorating ideas, recipes and more, all in one spot for you!

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Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!
Digital Editions of the Farmers’ Almanac
Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!Make the most of this magical season by getting outside and creating some new traditions!
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Easy Potato Latkes Easy Potato Latkes These crispy treats have long been associated with Hanukkah. Enjoy a bit of history and 3 delicious recipes to try any time of year!
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What Are Frankincense And Myrrh? What Are Frankincense And Myrrh? These two resins have a distinguished history that dates back to ancient biblical times. Read about their modern uses and health benefits.
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The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore The Winter Solstice: Facts and Folklore The Solstice marks the official start of the winter season. Learn about some of the ancient celebrations and traditions surrounding the year's longest night.
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Keep those Christmas lights from becoming a tangled mess when you put them in storage with this quick tip!
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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

December 15th - December 17th
Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.

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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.