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Honey, Not Just for Tea
Honey Natural Remedies: Not...
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer than you think. Learn more about natural remedies using honey!
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Celery: Bland and Boring? Not So Fast!
Celery is one of the most underrated vegetables. Most people would never think of this humble stalk...
Reuse, Renew, and Refresh: In the Kitchen
Here are our 8 best tips to reuse and renew in the kitchen! Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It’s...
Household Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! The white stuff can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling...
Fire Cider and How to Make this Health-Boosting Tonic
Fire Cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple-cider vinegar. Fire Cider. The very name...
Recipes for Homemade Toiletries: Soaps, Shampoos, and More
Make your own soap, lotion, and other healthy body products! Here’s our recipes for homemade...
Sharpening the New Year's Resolution: 10x
I was given a magnifying glass for Christmas. It’s a fine brass one, with all sorts of knobs and...
Stir-Fry Recipe With Bone Broth
Here’s one of my favorite Stir-Fry recipes using bone broth. It’s good for you and good tasting!...
Surviving Winter Travel Weather!
Hello Almanac readers, Do you know what Old Farmers really do in the winter? They travel to...
Cranberries: Get ’Em While You Can
Among only a few native North American fruits cultivated commercially in the modern era,...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best...
How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore
What causes cold sores and what are some natural cold sore remedies? Find out here! What are Cold...
Zodiac for Pets: Cats & Dogs
Here are your pet profiles based on the zodiac signs! Capricorn December 22–January 19 Capricorn is...
Wedding Traditions, Customs, and Etiquette
Here’s a look at some common wedding customs, traditions, and etiquette—from then and now! “Keep...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
100 Ways to Avoid Dying (According to Folklore)
Doctors and scientists are always telling us ways to live longer. Usually they involve a healthier...
How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available to most, making them a healthy and convenient...
Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you burn firewood? Here is a list of the best firewood to burn—sorted by high, medium, and low...
How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact...
Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve...
Honey Natural Remedies: Not Just for Tea
Looking for a natural alternative to common over-the-counter medications? The cure may be closer...
How to Keep Drains from Clogging
If you have running water in your home, here are a few important things you need to know about your...
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...
Cucumbers: Health Benefits
How healthy are cucumbers? Cucumbers are much more versatile than you might think, so here are tips...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
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 ...
Honey Health Benefits
Cuts, scrapes, scratches, burns, coughs, canker sores, heartburn, stomach upsets, diaper rash—...
Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible...
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...
Beet Kvass Recipe
Beet kvass is a fermented vegetable drink that is easy to make and loaded with probiotics. Learn...
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...