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Almanac Throwback Crafts – Make A Toilet Tissue Caddy!

Almanac Throwback Crafts – Make A Toilet Tissue Caddy!

This clever craft how-to appeared in the 1978 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac Craft Book, dedicated to home crafters. Learn how to make a tissue caddy using coffee cans!

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Top Baby Names of 2016

Top Baby Names of 2016

What were the most popular boy’s and girl’s names in 2016? Did yours make the list?

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What Is May Day?

What Is May Day?

What does dancing have to do with the first day of May? Learn the origins of this secular celebration.

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Almanac Throwback Crafts: How To Make A Terrific Tacky Tote and Candle Holder

Almanac Throwback Crafts: How To Make A Terrific Tacky Tote and Candle Holder

In this vintage how-to from 1978, learn how to make a tote out of plastic 6-pack rings and yarn, and a candle holder using lids and jars.

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Almanac Throwback Craft Project: Making A Recyclable Blouse

Almanac Throwback Craft Project: Making A Recyclable Blouse

Make a wearable blouse from dish cloths? Apparently in the late 70s, it was a thing! This Almanac Throwback craft treasure features step-by-step instructions for you to make your own!

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Bacon Fat for Bombs: When Recycling Was A Way Of Life

Bacon Fat for Bombs: When Recycling Was A Way Of Life

An interesting look back at how reusing and recycling was a way of life, not just the “green” thing to do.

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Yes, You Can Cook That In A Solar Oven!

Yes, You Can Cook That In A Solar Oven!

Harnessing the energy of the Sun to cook up delicious meals or bake delectable desserts? It’s true! Find out how nature’s slow cooker gets it done.

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Was March’s Weather as Weird as it Seemed?

Was March’s Weather as Weird as it Seemed?

What happened? Isn’t February usually the colder, snowier and more winter-like month? This year it seemed to be the opposite. Learn more.

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A Woman’s Work Is Never Done?

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done?

What was a typical day like for a farmer’s wife over a century ago? Find out in this “Almanac Throwback” taken from the pages of our 1877 edition.

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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 1919, 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.

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