Choosing chicken breeds, PB power, muesli recipe

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 28, 2018

tired dog

There he stands in the foul weather,
The foolish, fond Old Year.

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82)

Friday, December 28, 2018
362nd day of the year


Denzel Washington (actor) was born on this day in 1954.
Debbie Reynolds (actress) died on this day in 2016.


 
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New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date back to ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a new New Year’s tradition—or two!
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Recycling Christmas Trees

Recycle That Christmas Tree
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, take down your Christmas tree … then what? Here are ideas from our readers on how to recycle that tree.
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Delicious Muesli Recipe

Honey Orange Muesli

Muesli is a nutritious choice for any day of the week, but it is so easy to prepare that it is exceptionally good for a quick weekday breakfast.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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Peanut Butter Power

Best Uses for Peanut Butter
Peanut butter sure is delicious, but did you know that it’s useful, too? From shaving cream and leather polish to mousetrap bait, here are some of the best uses for peanut butter.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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Choosing the Best Chicken Breed

Raising Chickens 101: Choosing Chicken Breeds
Choosing the right chicken breed is an important part of raising chickens. Here are some things to consider when trying to find the right chicken breed for you.
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