“Why, madam, the Ides were eight old women, the Nones nine, and Calind another, making eighteen in the whole. Their breath was [as] poison as the effluvia of asps. In the month of March, particularly when other folks kept in, by reason of bad going, these old hags were sure to be abroad, blurting and puffing their venom against every good reputation, to which they were mortal enemies.”
–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1816
Planning a Companion Planting Garden This year, don’t just plan a vegetable garden—plan a “companion” vegetable garden which pairs up plants that work best together! To better understand, take a look at these amazing companion garden plan layouts from our own Almanac readers!
Finally, it’s fun and easy to weed! The Weed Spinner is an innovative drill-driven weed removal bit that spins out weeds and their roots in one whirling motion.The action is fast and the result is very satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Weeds don’t stand a chance!
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar Who knew that white vinegar could do all of this? Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to relieving insect bites. Vinegar is a natural “wonder” product. Discover vinegar’s versatility but also when NOT to use vinegar.
When Pests Invade the Home Every rural, suburban, or urban household runs into various problems with pests and critters—or, to use the broadest possible term: nature. Mice, rats, and squirrels are the “big three” mammals. Here’s a checklist of how to deal with pests before you act.
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