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Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens!

Make Gardening Easier With The Help of Chickens!

Fresh eggs are the most obvious benefit of keeping a small flock of backyard chickens. But the benefits of raising chickens reach farther than that—they also make excellent garden assistants. Here’s how chickens can provide benefits to your garden during all four seasons.

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Raising Goats In Your Back Yard: Is It For You?

Raising Goats In Your Back Yard: Is It For You?

Are goats the new backyard chickens? They provide all of the benefits of meat and dairy cattle, but at a much lower cost and in much smaller spaces. See if raising goats is right for you.

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Lavatory Legend: The Real Story of Thomas Crapper

Lavatory Legend: The Real Story of Thomas Crapper

We get down to business and separate fact from myth, once and for all, about who’s really behind the flush toilet.

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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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