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How to Dry Flowers
Best Flowers for Drying |...
The heat of the season is perfect for air-drying flowers to brighten those gray, frigid days of winter. Here are tips on which flowers are best for drying—and how to dry...
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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 ...
The Benefits of Inefficient Living
Psst! Wanna save money, improve health and fitness, and lower your carbon footprint—simultaneously...
Poisonous Plants for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
Do you know which plants are poisonous to your dog, cat or other pet? Keep your fuzzy friends safe...
Cats and Weather—The Folklore
What is the origin of the phrase, “raining cats and dogs”? What do animals falling from the sky...
12 Uses for Mint Leaves From Health to Home
How do you use extra mint leaves? Here are 12 marvelous uses for mint around the home and garden—...
Summer Food Safety
As a casual cook, I usually throw together a dish quickly based on what’s in season, but in the...
Water-Bath Canning: Supplies and Getting Started
August is high season for fresh fruits and vegetables! Gardens, farmers’ markets, and farm stands...
Left-Handed Facts and Folklore
International Left-Handers Day occurs this year on Tuesday, August 13! To celebrate, here are some...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays that can kick those pesky insects to the curb. If you...
How to Can Tomatoes
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
August brings “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8). Our advice? Take it...
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…not only for us, but also for the companion animals in our lives...
Cornstarch, Arrowroot, & Starches: What's the Difference?
Summer’s extreme heat may take the starch right out of you. But it’s the time of year to reach for...
How to Freeze Corn
We love corn on the cob in the summer, but the season for fresh corn only lasts so long, so the...
How to Make Homemade Shampoo (Only Two Ingredients)
One day early last spring, I counted the ingredients of my shampoos. Each contained at least 20...
Root Cellars: Types and Storage Tips
Before refrigeration, an underground root cellar was an essential way to store carrots, turnips,...
Beekeeping 101: Should You Raise Honey Bees?
Are you interested in raising honey bees? Does having your own beehive sound intriguing? Celebrate...
How to Cool Your Body Down
What can you do to stay cool in hot weather? Here are tips on keeping your body cool, especially if...
Watering Wisely in the Garden
To perform its very best, your garden needs to be watered properly, especially in the heat of...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving...
Yes, Plants Have Protein! Choosing Healthy Protein Foods
There’s always debate about fats and carbs, but everyone knows that protein is essential to life....
Can What We Eat Affect How We Feel?
Sure, we all know that what we eat is important for our physical health. But can healthier eating...
Cricket Facts and Keeping Pet Crickets
Crickets are fascinating and keeping crickets will teach you a lot about them. They are perfect for...
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and...
Simple Ways to Save Money (That You Might Not Have Considered)
Budgets are tight for many of us. If you’ve squeezed and squeezed and squeezed yours again, maybe...
Vegetable Nutrition: Healthy Veggies to Add to Your Diet
Do you eat your veggies? Here’s a quick list of the common vegetables that pack a punch of helpful...
Pickling Tips and Recipes
Learn how to pickle! See our best pickling tips—plus, great pickling recipes from dill pickles to...
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...
How to Make Berry Jam
Learn how to make jam in no time! Here’s a quick and easy berry jam recipe with just two...
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 as...
Poison Oak: Identification and Treatment
“Leaves of three, let it be!” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine!” Learn how to spot poison oak, tell...
Preserving Your Harvest Safely
Millions of Americans will can, freeze, dry, pickle, and ferment the abundance of summer fruits and...