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Home and Garden

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

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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Helpful Hint…

Crack a whole egg into a bowl. Take a clean, plastic water (soda, juice) bottle, and squeeze the air out of the bottle, then gently place it on the yolk. Release it and the yolk will be sucked up into the bottle.

Separating Egg Yolks

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent, 37% of full

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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Reading Farmers' Almanac on Tablet with Doggie

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