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The “Joys?” of Country Living.

I live in a rural area of New Jersey and most of the time, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. However there are some things about living the country life that I could do without. Most of these things deal with the animals that

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A Cow’s Best Friend?!

A dog may be man’s best friend, but who (or what) is a cow’s best friend? The other day I was driving past a farm and saw something kind of neat: a cow resting her head on the cow next to her. They were both

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A Lesson Dogs Learn Sooner Than People

Being a veterinarian, I was called to examine an ill Irish wolfhound named Balfour. The dog’s owners, Don and Mona, and their little boy, Sean, were very attached to Balfour and were hoping for a miracle. My examination of Balfour found that he was dying

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Dog Owners Beware of Lethal Cocoa Mulch

Warning to Dog Owners~ Our local county extension director sent us this warning that needs to be widely distributed. Please share this important information with all the dog owners you know. Recently a dog owner purchased a bag of cocoa mulch and left it sitting

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Helpful Hint…

Raw onions are delicious on burgers and sandwiches but they can really create strong odors in the house and on your breath. To lessen the pungency of raw onions, try this easy trick: soak the slices (or chopped pieces) in ice water for 10 minutes, then drain. You’ll still get the great onion flavor but the strong sulphur compounds will be neutralized.

Banish Onion Odors!

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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