Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous
54% of full

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Philosofact
Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do.
October 1st, 2014
Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To October 2014

This month brings us a full Hunter's Moon, a total lunar eclipse and more in the night sky!

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Make Your Own Gelatin Flu Shots!
Gempler's
Make Your Own Gelatin Flu Shots!These gelatin "shots" are made with immune boosting herbs and vitamins -- no doctor's visit required!
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Does The Weather Affect Your Allergies? Does The Weather Affect Your Allergies? Allergy symptoms can make you miserable. Is what's happening outside making them worse?
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Bartering For Goods And Services To Save Money? Yes! Bartering For Goods And Services To Save Money? Yes! Throughout history, people traded goods and services for other goods and services. Put your skills to work to barter for what you need!
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Create Your Own Family Oktoberfest! Create Your Own Family Oktoberfest! Recreate the fun and flavors of this German celebration right at home!
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Do your plastic food containers smell? Try this quick deodorizing tip!
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Current Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, 45% of Full Waxing Crescent
45% 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 1st - October 2nd
Plant Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, And Other Aboveground Crops, Indoors In The North And Outdoors In Lower South.

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