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Monthly Horoscope for...
monthly horoscope for September 2018.
What could be in store for this month? Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre provides an astrological...
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Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this...
The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers...
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...
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
Cold sores can be a real pain in the… lip. Learn what causes cold sores and some natural cold sore ...
Flowers You Can Eat!
But did you know that the flowers of hundreds of common wild and cultivated plants are edible? Yes...
Many Uses of Mint for Health and Home!
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering...
Preventing Back Pain
Oh my aching back! If you’re like 80 percent of American adults, you’ve probably suffered from,...
Why We Wake Up Stiff and Achy
Do you grunt, groan, and ratchet yourself to a standing position as you get out of bed in the...
Bee Houses for Native Solitary Bees
What’s the secret to enjoying more blooms and greater harvests? Pollination! To increase the...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
White Vinegar: Powerful But Use With Caution
It’s hard to think of a natural substance that serves such a wide array of everyday purposes as...
Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Are you interested in raising honey bees? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? Here’s our...
Homemade Mixtures Can Spice Up Beans and Lentils
When I hear the statement, “When people can’t afford pork or beef, they move to chicken.” I always...
Beekeeping 101: Planning for Honey Bees
If you’ve decided to move forward with raising bees, let’s get down to business: Learn your ...
Beekeeping 101: Supplies, Clothing, and Equipment
What beekeeping supplies, clothing, and equipment will you need to raise bees? Here are the items...
Beekeeping 101: Where to Get Honey Bees
You can’t be a beekeeper without any bees! Here’s how and where to obtain a colony of honey bees...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Fresh cut flower arrangements, whether homegrown or purchased, look fabulous in a vase. Here’s how...
Beekeeping 101: Choosing a Type of Beehive
Before your bees arrive, you must consider where they are going to live. There are three basic...
Beekeeping 101: Harvesting Honey
Is there anything tastier than fresh, local honey? Once you’ve got your honey bee colony ...
Beekeeping 101: Common Bee Pests and Diseases
A very important part of successful beekeeping deals with honey bee health. Learn about the most...
Growing Calendula: How to Grow Pot Marigold
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula, commonly called...
New Uses for Old Socks, Tights, and Pantyhose
Don’t worry—there are actually a lot of uses for the sock who lost its mate! Find out great new...
Is Your Pet Overweight? Exercise and Eating Tips for Dogs and Cats
Is your pet overweight? Pets have the same tendency to gain weight (and consequences from doing so...
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you...
What Is The Best Sleeping Position?
Find out how your sleeping position affects your health and how to sleep better in a healthy...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Pet Zodiac Signs
Here are your pet’s Zodiac signs and traits. It’s fun to see if your pet’s sign rings true. Perhaps...
How to Get Lucky the Old-Fashioned Way
In today’s world of dating, sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the basic “do’s” and “don’ts” on...
10 New Uses for Coffee!
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. Fortunately,...
The Many Household Uses for Vinegar
Here are some of the many household uses for white vinegar—from cleaning to stain treatment to...
Citizen Science Projects | 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills...
The Perks of Pigs: Fun Facts About Pigs
Agriculture itself could scarcely have evolved eons ago without the recycling abilities of the pig...
What is Thirdhand Smoke?
Ever noticed that rugs, draperies, and upholstered furniture have smelled like cigarette smoke? The...
Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for...