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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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10 Tips For Caring For Your Motorcar, According to the 1900 Farmers’ Almanac

10 Tips For Caring For Your Motorcar, According to the 1900 Farmers’ Almanac

Read our advice on how to care for the new “motorcar” in this Almanac Throwback from 1900. And you thought a routine oil change was hard to remember!

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This Month Is Full of Palindromes!

This Month Is Full of Palindromes!

July brings us 10 straight days of palindromes (a number or phrase reads the same backward or forward). See the list!

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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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