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Farmers Almanac
The 2015 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Farmers' Almanac Hints & Tips
Page 5

Is This Egg Fresh?

Polishing Brass & Copper

Pitting An Avocado

Preserving Cut Flowers

Sore Throat Relief

Make Brooms and Brushes Last Longer

Making Pills Easier To Swallow

Prevent Tears When Cutting Onions

Keep Foil and Plastic Wrap Rolls In Place

Preserving Lettuce & Celery

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.