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Everyday advice including Farmers’ Almanac’s Gardening by the Moon calendar.

Recent Home and Garden Articles

7 Easy Ways To Protect Songbirds In Your Yard

7 Easy Ways To Protect Songbirds In Your Yard

Protecting songbirds starts in your backyard. Here’s a list of some easy things you can do to keep your feathered friends safe.

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10 Uses For All That Mint You Grew

10 Uses For All That Mint You Grew

Mint is a very prolific plant and chances are, you’ve got more than you know what to do with. Check out these 10 clever uses for mint so it doesn’t go to waste!

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Attract Dragonflies: Nature’s Mosquito Control

Attract Dragonflies: Nature’s Mosquito Control

Not only are they beautiful, but dragonflies consume an abundance of pesky, annoying mosquitoes. See how to attract dragonflies to your yard for the ultimate pest control.

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Are Fireflies Disappearing?

Are Fireflies Disappearing?

You may have noticed you haven’t seen as many fireflies on these summer nights as you used to. Are they disappearing? Here’s what’s going on and what you can do to help them make a comeback.

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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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