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Five Fascinating Facts from May's Almanac Monthly Magazine

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May Monthly Cover 2014

It is that time again! Time for another edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Monthly magazine! May marks the month of the Flower Moon, cake baking, fish catching, rose sniffing, exercising at work, and hurricanes!

Five Fascinating Facts and Fun from May’s Almanac Monthly Magazine

1. May’s full Moon is known as the full Flower Moon because flowers spring forth in abundance at this time. Some Algonquin tribes also knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon, the Moon When Women Weed Corn, or the Milk Moon.

2. Cake flour vs. all-purpose flour: Choose cake flour if you prefer a high volume and airy texture. If you prefer to use unbleached, high-quality, all-purpose flour, you will end up with a hearty, moist cake that will still taste good.

3. The best fly-fishing usually comes at day’s last light, dusk, or when you can’t see to change flies. A small, pencil-size flashlight clipped to your fishing vest and aimed downward solves that problem.

4. Lay lengths of banana skin on the ground at the base of your roses. Banana skins are high in calcium, magnesium, sulphur, and phosphates—all things that roses like in their diet.

5. Ways to exercise while at work: Run around in circles. For many people, this is the only exercise they get at work. Although it doesn’t lead anywhere, it does give the appearance that something is actually happening.

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