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A Smarter Way To Carve A Jack O’Lantern

Instead of cutting the stem out of the top of your pumpkin, or cutting a hole at the bottom, cut a circular hole at the back (save the piece). Make it large enough so you can clean out and carve your design, then simply insert a candle or solar light through the hole (replace the piece with a toothpick). Removing the top cuts off nutrients to the fruit until it’s all dried out, and cutting the bottom can make a mess because pumpkins give off a lot of water once cut.

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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