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What the Almanac Means to...
We are absolutely humbled by our readers who answered, “What Does the Almanac Mean to You” this past year. There is so much age-old wisdom captured here. It’s almost a window...
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How Appearance Determines Personality
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History of American Cosmetics
The history of cosmetics in the United States is a fascinating one, as standards of beauty have...
How to Choose a Clothesline
Use a clothesline instead of a dryer to dry your clothes in warm, dry weather. You save money,...
Chicken Feed (and don't forget grit!)
Don’t know what to feed your chickens? Follow our tips and advice! For simplicity, most owners of...
Homemade Hair Treatments, Lotions, and Nail Care
All-natural homemade treatments can help you not to break the bank, especially with these easy and...
Aloe Vera: A Self-Regenerating First-Aid Kit
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful children’s craft for...
Asparagus: Health Benefits
Yep, asparagus is good for you, so even if you don’t grow it yourself, grab a big bunch from a...
One-Minute Fix for Loose Cabinet Knobs and Pulls
With a Phillips screwdriver and some inexpensive hardware-store washers that cost a dime or so, you...
How to Make Kimchi: Fermented Dish
Ever heard of kimchi? It’s a very nourishing and traditional fermented side dish made with...
How to Stop the Hiccups
Read on for a surefire remedy for getting rid of hiccups that can strike a person anytime, anywhere...
In most regions of the nation, spring brings on a pollen assault. For days, sometimes weeks, pollen...
Leafy Greens: Health Benefits
Aside from supplying conventional nutrients, all leafy greens (especially the deeply colored ones)...
Raspberries: Health Benefits
Raspberries are a delicious power food prized for the vitamins, fiber, and many health benefits...
Broccoli: Health Benefits
Broccoli has many health benefits that make it really good for you and your family, so even if you...
Beets: Health Benefits
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is...
Fruit Kvass Recipe: Fermented Drink
See how to make fruit kvass, a fermented drink that’s probiotic-rich, refreshing, and hydrating!...
A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need to get through...
Cracking Your Joints: Annoying? Addictive? Harmful?
Why do we crack our joints? Is it harmful? Maybe you’ve picked up this common habit yourself. If...
Pulses Recipes: Cooking With Beans, Peas, Lentils, Chickpeas
Here are 12 delicious recipes using pulses—lentils, peas, beans, and other dried legumes. What are ...
DIY Fence Ideas
Thinking about DIY fencing? Here are traditional fence types made of natural materials. Whether you...
Upcycling Ideas: Reuse and Repurpose
Here are some tips for upcycling, reusing, and repurposing old items, with everything from paper...
Carrots: Health Benefits
Carrots offer even more health benefits than the Vitamin A you might know about. Plus they’re...
Mid-Winter Stress Relief
Light deprivation, snow and ice storms, dangerous driving conditions, power outages, frozen pipes,...
What Is the Best Sleeping Position?
What is the best sleeping position? Find out how your sleeping position affects your health and how...
10-Minute Workouts: Especially Good in Winter
A growing body of research suggests that sneaking in one or several 10-minute bouts of exercise can...
How to Preserve Herbs, Vegetables and Fruit in Vinegars
Preserving crops in vinegars is a great way to capture the aromas of herbs and other home-grown...
Hot Peppers for Health & Happiness
Last summer we harvested a bumper crop of Anaheim-type chili peppers, many of which I roasted,...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is...
Restless Legs Syndrome Home Remedies
Here are a list of restless leg syndrome symptoms and natural remedies for restless leg syndrome...
Make Your Own Laundry Products
“After the ecstasy, the laundry.” I’d say that famous zen saying also holds for agony. Yes, the...
Wedding Photos and Images
Enjoy these winning wedding photos—and we thank our readers for sharing their pictures with the...
Grab an Apple
I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find...
Pet Photos and Images
Enjoy these winning pet photos! Many thanks to our readers for sharing their pictures with the...
10 New Uses for Coffee!
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. We buy ours...
Our ancestors knew how to preserve food—they had root cellars, storing large amounts of produce in...
Parsley: Don’t Leave It on Your Plate
Ah, parsley. Its lovely green leaves dress up a plate but often return to the kitchen sink soggy....
Natural ways to tame body odors
Scientists have determined that each of us has a unique “odor-print,” as distinctive as our ...
In the Garden with Celeste: Freezing Corn
In this blog, we are going to explore many various opportunities to raise and preserve our own or...
More Veggies on the Menu? Yes!
A few years back, my adult daughter moved to a toney Virginia suburb, where she found it...
Making Whey and Recipes with Whey
I love homemade whey, that cloudy liquid that remains after milk has been curdled or strained, and...
Take Shelter! (Not Too Much)
The snail’s got it made—for shelter, at least. The house he’s born with, soft as a baby’s skull,...