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Philosofact
An optimist is someone who tells you to cheer up when things are going his way.
April 23rd, 2014
What Was the Weather Like Back Then?

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the dawn of television. Find out what the weather was like!

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Prepare Your Seeds for a Plentiful Harvest!
Gempler's
Prepare Your Seeds for a Plentiful Harvest!Do your seeds need a helping hand? Learn how to get the most from your garden!
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Don't Toss Those Peelings! Don't Toss Those Peelings! Wait! Don't consign those fruit and vegetable peels to the compost bin just yet! Learn how to get the most from your produce!
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Balancing Your Gut for Whole-Body Health Balancing Your Gut for Whole-Body Health The importance of a healthy intestinal tract goes far beyond just digestion. Learn how a balanced bowel could be the key to overall health!
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Ring of Fire: April's Annular Solar Eclipse Ring of Fire: April's Annular Solar Eclipse Next week, the Sun will hide behind the Moon, but penguins may be the only audience. Learn more!
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Helpful Hint
Helpful Hint Learn an easy method to improve your strawberry crop.
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Current Moon Phase
Waning Crescent Moon, 38% of Full Waning Crescent
38% of Full
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Today's Best Day Tasks

Cut Hair to Retard Growth, Mow to Retard Growth, Castrate Farm Animals, Dig Post Holes, Harvest, Wean, Quit Smoking, Potty Train, Jar Jams/Jellies, Wash Wooden Floors, Paint, Start Diet to Lose Weight, Host a Party, Kill Plant Pests

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Gardening Tasks

April 22nd - April 23rd
Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests.

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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 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.