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After The Drought: Mudslides!

After The Drought: Mudslides!

When torrential rains follow a drought, the conditions are ripe for dangerous mudslides. Learn more!

December 2014
Listed under: Featured, Weather
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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.

December 2014
Listed under: Astronomy
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The Farmers’ Almanac Holiday Gift Of Ideas

The Farmers’ Almanac Holiday Gift Of Ideas

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

December 2014
Listed under: Blog
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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.

December 2014
Listed under: Featured, Healthy Living
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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!

December 2014
Listed under: Food and Recipes
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Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!

Create Holiday Traditions Outdoors!

Make the most of this magical season by getting outside and creating some new traditions!

December 2014
Listed under: Home and Garden
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The Fifty States and Their Nicknames

The Fifty States and Their Nicknames

Each of the 50 states has a nickname associated with it. Does your state have a fitting moniker?

December 2014
Listed under: Blog
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Will The Weather Outside Be Frightful? Get Our Christmas Forecast

Will The Weather Outside Be Frightful? Get Our Christmas Forecast

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year? Find out what we’re predicting in your area!

December 2014
Listed under: Weather
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What The Heck Is Mincemeat?

What The Heck Is Mincemeat?

Learn the history behind this traditional holiday food and how to make it yourself with our easy-to-follow recipe!

December 2014
Listed under: Food and Recipes
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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.