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How Did A Fuzzy Caterpillar Become A Weather Forecaster?

How Did A Fuzzy Caterpillar Become A Weather Forecaster?

The woolly bear caterpillar has long been associated with winter weather folklore. But why? And what does he turn into come spring? Find out!

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How To Beat The Beetles

How To Beat The Beetles

Learn how to get rid of those six-legged creepy crawlies that invade everything from macaroni to flour in your pantry — without harsh chemicals!

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10 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

10 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

If you’re growing tomatoes you most likely encountered one or more of these plant problems. We explain how to identify and fix them.

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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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