How to raise chickens, cold sores, ponytail palms

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

snow white

I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather,
But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together.
Though candor and truth in my aspect I bear, Yet many poor creatures I help to insnare.
Though so much of Heaven appears in my make,
The foulest impressions I easily take.
My parent and I produce one another,
The mother the daughter, the daughter the mothe
r.
–Jonathan Swift, "On Snow" (1667–1745)

 
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Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
Raising Chickens: Getting Started

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.

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How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold Sore Remedies?

How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore remedies.

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Ponytail Palms
Caring for Ponytail Palms

Ponytail Palms
Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They are very easy to grow, provided you don’t overwater them! Here’s how to grow and care for a ponytail palm in your home.

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Gardening by the Moon
Lunar Gardening: 2019 Trend?

Gardening by the Moon
Gardening by the Moon is a great way to plan your garden. Many of our readers follow the age-old practice of planting by the Moon’s phase for a healthier, more productive garden.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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New! Basil and Tomato Frittata

Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

This Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata is a prime example of how tasty a simple recipe can be.

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The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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