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How Did These 7 Bugs Get Their Names?

It might seem obvious how some bugs got their names — like Bed Bugs — but many other critters earned them through reputation and folklore. See the list!

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7 Fascinating Facts About Opossums

Among all the wildlife visitors to your back yard, these strange little creatures are actually the best to have around. Learn why!

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21 Natural Ways To Get Rid of Ants

We’ve put together a list of 21 natural solutions to resolve annoying ant invasions — of any variety — without the use of harsh chemicals! See the list.

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10 Questions You Should Ask at the Farmers’ Market

To really know what is in the food you are buying, who better to ask than the farmers themselves? These are the best questions to ask on your next visit.

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10 Easiest Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs to Grow in Pots

Container gardening makes weeding, watering, and harvesting easy. These edible plants are some of the simplest to grow and add color and beauty to your outdoor living spaces. Learn more!

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10 Must-Read Camping Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

Get ready to be a happy camper! These are our best secrets to ensure your outdoor adventure is enjoyable.

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Gardening Made Easy With Straw Bales!

Turn an inexpensive bale of straw into a fruitful planter. This thrifty, fun, and easy way to garden means no weeding. No kidding!

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Reclaim Your Front Yard! Grow Your Own Edible Estate

Imagine ditching your lawnmower for a different kind of greenery. Learn more!

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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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