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Battling Winter Dry Skin
Battling the “Winter Drys”...
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Glossary of Chicken Terms
Can you tell the difference between a hen and a rooster? What is a pullet? We’ve compiled a list of...
What Is Your Cat Saying to You?
What does it mean when a cat meows? Here is a look at what your cat is saying to you when it moves...
Fidget While You Work?
Is fidgeting your legs or body harmful or helpful to health? We’ve all sat next to that guy...
Vegetable Nutrition Facts
Here’s a quick list of the nutrients and minerals in your common vegetables. Fresh vegetables...
Salt for Preventive Health and Natural Remedies
Try these preventive health measures for salt, a historically important food that can act as a...
10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Pickle, freeze, or store it! Here are 10 quick fixes...
Natural Life Hacks
Interested in a simpler, more natural way of living? Be forewarned: We are not talking those ...
What Do Our Dreams Mean?
What are dreams, and what do they mean? Here we discuss how dreams connect the past and the present...
Fun Facts and Myths about Hair
Curious about your crowning glory? Here are some fun facts and myths about hair, including hair...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, consider some old-fashioned or what we like to call “tried-and-true” ...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Methods of shaving have changed significantly throughout history, and perceptions of facial hair...
Sandwiches: Simply the Perfect Summer Meal
Sandwiches make for the simplest summer meal, so be sure to spice up your summer with these tasty...
Sourdough Starters and Recipes
The early pioneers used yeast batters to make their distinctive sourdough, and the “tang” of their...
Common Cooking Mistakes
Even the best chefs are guilty of something on this list of common cooking mistakes, and it’s time...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
Let’s explore some smart ways to save water in the garden. An inch of water a week, is that too...
Plan for Your Pet's Safety
As with parents who have young children in the house, pet owners must take stock of their...
Pet Crickets and Cricket Facts
Have you ever considered having a chirping cricket as a house pet? Here are some facts and tips for...
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink: It's Trending!
Apple cider vinegar might not sound appetizing on its own, but this super healthy food can be...
Cilantro: Are You a Friend or Foe?
Cilantro, Coriandrum sativum, also known as coriander or Chinese parsley, can incite a repulsed...
Measurements and Conversions Chart
Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions. TABLE OF MEASURES...
Seasonal Crafts: Make a Glove Turkey (Thanksgiving Table Decoration)
Make a glove turkey, a cute decoration for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece. Here’s how. Use three...
Purslane Weed: Benefits and Recipe
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
Stinging Nettles: Multipurpose Superplant
You’ll know if you accidentally run into a patch of stinging nettles. When you brush against them...
Household Haiku Poems
What are haiku poems? The traditional structure of the classical Japanese poetic form known as...
You Gotta Love Lentils
There’s nothing homelier—or, homier—than a steaming bowl of ordinary green/brown lentil soup. But,...
Raising Chickens 101: Choosing Chicken Breeds
Choosing a chicken breed is important when raising chickens. Here’s the second post in a beginner’s...
Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning
Are you spending the summer without A/C? Here are our tips for staying cool without air ...
Household Uses for Lemons
At the Almanac, we know that lemons can add plenty of flavor to some of our favorite recipes, but...
Proper Hand-Washing for Clean Hands
Hand-washing is an essential part of staying healthy, so learn how to wash your hands correctly!...
Natural Remedies: Curing Bad Breath
How to get rid of bad breath? See these tips and easy remedies to keep your breath smelling fresh....
How to Hypnotize a Chicken: Two Easy Ways to Calm Birds
Wondering how to hypnotize a chicken? Learn to calm a high-strung bird with the oscillating finger...
Create a Successful Hen House
All hens need a secure shelter for nesting, roosting at night, and escaping predators and bad...
Leek Soup to Help You Lose Weight
Soup can be an excellent food for dieters, as eating a soup course like leek soup before your...
Using Bone Broth in Soups and Stews
Incorporating bones into your cooking improves the flavor of soups and stews while also offering...
How Appearance Determines Personality
Judging by this document published in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1816, a bushy eyebrow shows you...
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...