Advice Articles

I was given a magnifying glass for Christmas. It’s a fine brass one, with all sorts of knobs and... read more
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!... read more
Hello Almanac readers, Do you know what Old Farmers really do in the winter? They travel to... read more
Here are our 8 best tips to reuse and renew in the kitchen! Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It’s... read more
Make your own soap, lotion, and other DYI natural body products! Have you ever wondered what... read more
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,... read more
Baking soda is amazing! The white stuff can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling... read more
Celery. Almost every refrigerator holds a sleeve of it. Raw, it’s a grab-and-go food, with a... read more
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best... read more
Do you get cold sores on your mouth or body? Wondering what causes cold sores and how to get rid of... read more
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is... read more
Here’s how to make DIY note cards using that humble spud! Potato printing is easy and fun. You can... read more
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace... read more
Light deprivation, snow and ice storms, dangerous driving conditions, power outages, frozen pipes,... read more
What can we do to help our bodies through the process healing a cold? Here are some herbal remedies... read more
Setting chicken eggs by the Moon? Here are best days to set eggs for 2016.  According to tradition... read more
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,... read more
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,... read more
So, you’d like to get started raising chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first... read more
Choosing a chicken breed is important. Here’s the second post in a beginner’s guide series to... read more
Learn how to build your own chicken coop for your backyard. Here’s beginner’s guide to building a... read more
Want to learn how to raise baby chicks? Here’s a beginner’s guide to bringing up baby! (This is the... read more
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs in... read more
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is... read more
Preserve your fruits. See how to make jams and preserves. Here are a few canning tips and recipes.... read more
“After the ecstasy, the laundry.”  I’d say that famous zen saying also holds for agony. Yes, the... read more
Since the beginning of time, it seems, people have gone above and beyond to try the latest love... read more
This contest is now closed, but we hope you enjoy these wonderful wedding photos—and we thank our... read more
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
This contest is now closed, but we hope you enjoy these wonderful pet photos—and we thank our... read more
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. We buy ours... read more
There's a famous New Yorker cartoon from the early 1990’s (click on image to enlarge) about ... read more
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in... read more
With canned tomatoes, enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all year long... read more
Scientists have determined that each of us has a unique “odor-print,” as distinctive as our ... read more
A few years back, my adult daughter moved to a toney Virginia suburb, where she found it... read more
My mother dosed her family with generous amounts of dandelion greens as soon as she discovered... read more
The snail’s got it made—for shelter, at least. The house he’s born with, soft as a baby’s skull,... read more
Decorate your front door with a cranberry wreath this holiday season. Here's how to make your ... read more

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