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How Healthy Are Green Beans?
Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give back to the soil!
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Take a Breath! Breathing to Relax.
Ready to de-stress? Release tension with this deep breathing technique. It really works! As with...
Reuse, Renew, and Refresh: In the Kitchen
Tired of the disposable lifestyle? It’s expensive and wasteful. Here are 10 simple ways to get...
How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. It’s been used...
How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, ...
Where the Wild Things Are: November
November the first. You’ve unmothballed your winter sweaters and laid in a supply of hand-warmers....
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...
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 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 ...
Predicting the Weather With Plants
Wondering what the weather will be today? Look no further than your garden! These weather-...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
Water-Bath Canning: Beginner's Guide and Recipes
Garden and farmers’ markets are overflowing with vegetables and fruit! We’ll show you an easy home...
How to Can Tomatoes at Home
By canning tomatoes, you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in sauces, soups, and stews all...
Using Boulders, Rocks, and Stones in the Landscape
I love rocks! Do you? Just like the early Americans, I put them to good use, too. If you have rocks...
How to Make Homemade Lavender Rose Potpourri
See how to make a simple, classic flower potpourri recipe. We especially like roses and lavender ...
How To Make Refrigerator Pickles
Ready for quick pickles? Making refrigerator pickles is so easy—no special canning equipment needed...
How to Pickle Vegetables: Step-by-Step Pickling for Beginners
Mmmm… Ready to make homemade pickles? Just follow our step-by-step pickling guide for beginners,...
How to Fix a Toilet That Leaks Around the Base
What do you do if your toilet is leaking from the base? Toilet leaks indicate that you may need a...
How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up...
Common Chicken Health Problems
Keeping backyard chickens is a fun and relatively easy experience. However, just like a pet,...
DIY Face and Hair Masks: Nourishment From the Kitchen!
For centuries, people have been using fruits, vegetables and other natural products to nourish...
Natural ways to tame body odors
Bad breath? Stinky feet? Sweaty armpits? Learn about natural ways to tame body odors. Scientists...
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
In the kitchen, a fruit fly infestation can be a truly annoying experience. Here’s how to get rid...
Homemade Bug Spray Recipes
Yes, there are natural insect repellents that work. Here are four all-natural homemade bug sprays...
Protecting Chickens From Predators
When I am asked what the most difficult aspect of raising backyard chickens is, without hesitation...
How to Make a Hollyhock Flower Doll
Learn how to make old-fashioned hollyhock doll out of flowers, a delightful craft. Hollyhocks are...
Summer Pests That Affect Dogs and Cats
The family dogs and cats seem to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. But the warm months bring...
Less Sugar, Please! Breaking the Sugar Habit
Do you crave sweet foods to the point where once you start, you can’t stop? Or, do you feel...
How to Make Old-Fashioned Ice Cream at Home
Learn how to make homemade old-fashioned ice cream by making it yourself in a hand-crank freezer,...
How I Saved Money Each Year Using the Garden Planner
This past year, gardener Susan Ashton saw incredible savings thanks to planning her garden! At our...
Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables
Not fond of veggies? Or, just looking for creative ideas to add more vegetables to your menu to get...
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are a great, healthy way to start your day or a simple snack. You can use fresh or frozen...
15 Uses for Coffee and Coffee Grounds
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. Fortunately, coffee grounds and leftover coffee have so...
Easy Eggplant Recipes and Cooking Tips
The gloriously purple eggplant is so misunderstood! Most people have experienced badly-cooked...
Mosquito Repellents and Bite Remedies
Use these natural mosquito repellents and mosquito bite remedies to keep the mosquitoes away and...
15 Tips for Common Household Problems
We’ve discovered 15 good tricks and tips to cure those annoying but common household problems—from...
How to Repair a Hole in Your Drywall
That hole in the wall that you’ve been looking at for three months? Fix it! With one trip to the...
10-Minute Workouts That Deliver Health Benefits!
Take a break and try one of these 10-minute workouts at home. A growing body of research suggests...
Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy....