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Farmer’s Calendar for October 2013

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Compost is essential to a maintaining a healthy, organic garden. Listen to learn more about creating “black gold,” compliments of Mother Nature.

This segment of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Farmer’s Calendar podcast series was written by George Lohmiller and is read by Heidi Stonehill, an Almanac editor.


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What phase should the moon be

By Darby Scott

What phase should the moon be in when branding cattle?

Hi Darby, Thanks for your

By Almanac Staff

Hi Darby, Thanks for your question. This is what we found.
Brand cattle in the New Moon as brand will almost double in size. If branding is in Full Moon the brand size may shrink making it hard to read.
The New Moon through the First quarter Moon is known as the healing moon and the best time to perform surgical/medical procedures.
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