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Camp In Luxury With Glamping!

Camp In Luxury With Glamping!

If you think camping is all about wet tents and an aching back, take it up a notch and consider glamping—the latest travel craze where nature meets luxury!

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6 Tips To Keep House Sparrows Away From Your Feeders

6 Tips To Keep House Sparrows Away From Your Feeders

The house sparrow is considered an invasive bird in many areas, causing damage and problems for native species. So what can you do to discourage them from invading your back yard and feeders? We have a few helpful strategies.

Learn how to discourage the house sparrow »
The Mother’s Day Rule: Is There Any Truth To It?

The Mother’s Day Rule: Is There Any Truth To It?

Folklore and old-time wisdom have a lot of advice for gardeners, including “the Mother’s Day Rule.” What is it, and is there any truth to it? We explain…

Learn about the Mother's Day rule »

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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