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Hello 2042! Filling The Farmers’ Almanac Time Capsule

Hello 2042! Filling The Farmers’ Almanac Time Capsule

On the occasion of a 200th birthday, we are filling a time capsule to be opened in 2042. What should go inside?

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Why Does The Eclipse Move From West To East?

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the August 21st solar eclipse, including why does the shadow move from west to east? Find out.

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5 Favorite Symbols of Americana

5 Favorite Symbols of Americana

From apple pie to white picket fences, ever wonder how and why certain symbols and characters became associated with the United States? Find out!

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Recycling Your Phone or Computer? Do These Things First!

Recycling Your Phone or Computer? Do These Things First!

Before you recycle, donate, or sell your phone or computer, there are important steps you must take before the device gets into someone else’s hands.

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Meet Our Farmer of the Year Winners

Meet Our Farmer of the Year Winners

Meet the three farmers who exemplify outstanding farming practices, tradition, and innovation, earning them the title of Farmer of the Year!

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Farmer of the Year Honorable Mentions

Farmer of the Year Honorable Mentions

Honoring farmers is our goal this year. After all there stories are truly some of the most inspirational. Here are ten honorable mentions of our Farmer of the Year contest.

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Solar Eclipse Myths, Folklore, and Superstitions

Solar Eclipse Myths, Folklore, and Superstitions

Many cultures around the globe and throughout history have come up with some crazy tales to explain why the Sun goes dark. We have a list of some of the strangest.

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“Dear Farmers’ Almanac…”

“Dear Farmers’ Almanac…”

Every week, we receive a lot of correspondence from our readers, which been known to shock, inform, perplex, and entertain. Here’s a list of some of our favorites.

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Help Your Chickens Beat The Heat With A Frozen Wreath Treat

Help Your Chickens Beat The Heat With A Frozen Wreath Treat

How do you help your chickens stay hydrated and comfortable this summer? We have some timely tips, and a recipe for a frozen Confetti Ice Wreath that’s easy to make!

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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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