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Egg-cellent Facts and Folklore
Intriguing Egg Facts and...
To put it simply: There is nothing quite like an egg! Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old wives’ tales than any other everyday food. Here are some
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Natural Sleep Aids for Insomnia, Sleep Deprivation, and Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
Pet Goat Facts and Tips
Are you thinking about getting a goat? Here are some interesting facts you might not know about our...
Natural Mosquito Repellents and Mosquito Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and ...
Kids Guess Veggies: Part 1
These adorable kids were asked to identify veggies by taste. See how they did! You can find fun...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Everyday Advice for Any Day
Robert B. Thomas, founder of this Almanac, recognized that the way to win the favor of readers was...
10 Healthiest Vegetables and Fruit to Grow in Your Garden
Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables are packed full of nutrients which help to boost health and...
Bee Houses for Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
Vacation: A State of Mind
If you’ve ever tended a big food garden in a region that gets frost—the kind of garden that you...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they are...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
A fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid of fruit flies....
Household Uses of Salt
Salt certainly makes our food more flavorful, but it can also work to fix many of our unexpected...
Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
How old is your dog in human years? Multiplying your dog’s age by seven is easy, but isn’t very ...
Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Poison Oak: Identifying and Treating Poison Oak
Here are ways to identify poison oak as well as some home remedies to treat poison oak rash. What...
Frozen Food Storage Chart: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? See this frozen food storage...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups and stews all...
Leg Cramps at Night: Causes and Remedies
Eeow! Startled from a deep sleep, you suddenly come to with a shriek, as your calf, thigh, or maybe...
Tips for Raising Baby Chicks
Here’s how to raise baby chicks the right way—from the day they arrive to the day they start laying...
Prevent Basement Flooding
Here are 10 tips to reduce and prevent flooding and dampness in your basement. A dry March, wet...
Why Do Onions Make You Cry? | More Onion Facts
Why do onions make you cry when you cut them? Are leftover onions poisonous? Enjoy these onion ...
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Have you ever heard of a solitary bee? Unlike honey bees and bumblebees, these bees don’t live...
Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet’s tail wagging and...
Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Storing, and Hatching Chicken Eggs
Raising chickens for eggs? Let’s talk about how to collect, clean, store, and hatch chicken eggs in...
How to Build a Root Cellar
Before refrigeration, the root cellar was an essential way to keep carrots, turnips, beets,...
Bee or Wasp Stings: Prevention and Treatment
Here are some first aid tips for those annoying and often painful bee stings and wasp stings. Leave...
Full Moons and Labor: Childbirth Folklore
Check out this author’s intriguing theory—best tested by parents of large families—about the...
How to Make Sweet Pickles
Learn how to make sweet pickles the “old-fashioned” way. We guarantee you that making bread and...
Lavender for Health and Home
Lavender is more than just a pretty plant. This fragrant perennial has been revered throughout the...
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
See how to make refrigerator dill pickles in this instructional video. Learning how to pickle...
Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
The final chapter in our Raising Chickens series is what to do when your chicken stops laying eggs...
Essential Oils: Trendy But Nothing New
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about essential oils in connection to health. What are...
Easy Berry Jam Recipe: How to Make Jam
Here is an easy berry jam recipe with just two ingredients, so you can learn how to make jam in no...
Health Benefits of Oatmeal and Oats
Oats are good for more than just breakfast. Read on to learn about the health benefits of oatmeal ...
Household Uses for Stale White Bread
I’ve baked my own whole-grain bread for more than 40 years (the kind food writers call “rustic”). I...
Backyard Chicken Basics
Keeping Chickens: An American Tradition Once upon a time, virtually all American households kept...
Tick Bites: Lyme Disease Symptoms, Prevention, and Tick Removal
It’s the season for ticks! Prevent Lyme disease by keeping yourself tick-safe with these...
Frozen Berries: How to Freeze Blueberries
Frozen berries are a tasty snack and a great method of fruit preservation. Whether you grow...
Tomato Growing Tips
Tomatoes are the ultimate backyard vegetable, and growing tomatoes is easier than you might think....