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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Pine Sap Removal

pine-sap

Try adding a small amount of cooking oil onto the pine sap-covered area. The oil should cover all of the pine sap. Rub for a minute or more. The sap should loosen enough to wash away. Repeat if necessary.

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.