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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Wednesday Laughs

A timely, fun article from an old edition of the Farmers’ Almanac:

College Letter

Dear Mon and Dad, 

$chool i$ going well.  I’m making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying hard.  With all of my $tuff from home here in my room, I can’t think of anything I need. $o if you’d like, you can ju$t $end me a letter a$ I would love to hear from you.

Love,
  Your $on

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Dear Son,

We kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task and you can never study eNOugh.  

Love,
  Mon & Dad

2 comments

1 sduncan { 09.18.13 at 3:06 pm }

Hi, here’s a link to a great story about planing garlic – http://www.farmersalmanac.com/home-garden/2010/08/02/get-ready-for-garlic/ and you can access our gardening calendars and weather here online.

2 chick mamma { 09.18.13 at 2:57 pm }

Help, I live in Northeast Ohio. When is the best time to plant garlic- I am in the Area 4. On the weather map I am exactly between zones 6 & 7. ( Accidentally disposed of my 2013 Almanac when I received my 2014). Thank you

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