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A cheer for the snow—the drifting snow!
Smoother and purer than beauty’s brow!
The creature of thought scarce likes to tread
On the delicate carpet so richly spread.
–Eliza Cook (1818–89)
Winning Oatmeal Recipes: Chicken, Pancakes, Meatballs
These winning oatmeal recipes come from the Almanac 2005 Reader Recipe Contest. Find oatmeal pancakes, stuffed chicken, and glazed meatballs—all using oats in the recipes!
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Vegetable Garden Plans
See our vegetable garden plot plan—plus the accompanying plant list—for a 5 x 10 space. This garden includes popular veggies, herbs, and fruit that work in most regions.
Crafted from naturally grown bamboo. It’s knife-friendly and durable. Great for chopping and serving.
How to Make Your Own Potting Soil
Here’s how make your own potting soil for your containers and pots! Using the right potting soil is one of the secrets to gardening success.
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Battling the Winter Drys With Do-It-Yourself Strategies
Flaky skin, peeling lips, flyaway hair, cracked fingertips, crumbling fingernails, bloody noses, dry eyes.
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Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’d—but especially served raw—is nutritious and offers many health benefits.
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