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How Old is Your Cat?
Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to...
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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 ...
Animal Track Identification
You don’t have to be in the jungle or deep forest to be an animal tracker. Animal footprints are...
High-Fiber Food: What’s the Big Deal?
Maybe you’ve read that most Americans get less than half the fiber they need for optimal health,...
10 Myths About the Cold
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of...
How to Grow Ginger Indoors
Cold and flu season is coming up and, if you find yourself under the weather, a steaming hot cup of...
10 Ways to Save Money on Heating
Everyone wants to save on their heating bill, so here are 10 ways to cut heating costs and keep...
Natural Remedies for Arthritis
If you feel pain and stiffness in your joints caused by inflammation, see our natural remedies for ...
The Month of December 2019: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
What’s happening in December 2019? This month brings with it snow (for many), family, feasts, and...
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile...
How to Compost: Hot and Cold Methods
If you compost, stash a pile of leaves to use as dry material next year. Dry (brown) material is...
How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How do you fold a napkin properly? Here are two easy ways to fold cloth napkins for your next...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right...
How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As the fruit dries,...
How to Use a Meat Thermometer
Take the guesswork out of cooking! Here are tips for using a meat thermometer to ensure that the...
Forgetfulness: Am I Losing My Mind?
If you’ve moved into middle age and beyond, it happens with increasing frequency: You see an old...
Best and Worst Thanksgiving Foods for Cats
This Thanksgiving, as you’re preparing the family feast, don’t forget about your favorite feline...
Talking to Your Doctor About Pain
Pain brings more Americans to their doctors than any other complaint. Yet doctors can’t just apply...
Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. For many people, this...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for...
Home Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins
They’re as common as mosquitoes in summer and about as beloved. Unfortunately, there’s no repellent...
The History of Shaving and Beards
Can you imagine plucking facial hair? When (and why) do men shave beards? Interestingly, shaving...
5 Tips to Help Your Body Adjust to the Time Change
Time changes in the fall and spring affect each of us differently. For many folks, it can take ...
Causes (and Effects) of the Common Headache
More time is lost to business and industry from headaches than from heart disease, stroke, and...
Best Firewood: Heat Values and Wood-Burning Tips
Do you use firewood to heat your home? Here is a list of the best types of firewood to burn—sorted...
It’s time for turkey trivia! Can turkeys fly? What’s a baby turkey called? Impress your...
Seasonal Crafts: Apple Heads
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these easy instructions...
Exploring Niagara Falls and the Erie Canal
Ever see Niagara Falls or the Erie Canal? Join the Almanac on our coast-to-coast exploration of...
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...
The Many Benefits of Tea
After water, tea (Camellia sinesis) is the world’s most popular beverage. Knowing its many benefits...
Cat Age Chart: Cat Years to Human Years
How old is your cat in human years? See our Cat Age Chart which calculates cat years to human years...
Gain less weight? Improve heart health? Nuts to that!
Black walnuts fall rat-a-tat-tat onto the metal roof of our (now uninhabited) chicken house; acorns...
Onion skins for health (and more)
Admit it: The crisp, flaky outer scales of the onions you use in soups, salads, and casseroles...