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01/23/2017 at 13:57. Facebook
Today is National Handwriting Day. Do you still write thank you notes? Almanac editors just put these tips together to help!

How to Write a Thank-You Note

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It's that time again! We're looking for a new cover photo for our Facebook page! Send us your best seasonal photos for a chance to be featured.

Photo credit: Maria Gross
The humble beet, steamed, boiled, roasted, pickled, borscht’ed—but especially served raw—is nutritious and offers many health benefits.

Beets: Health Benefits

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When planning your garden this year, keep in mind these plants that are poisonous to pets!

Plants that are Poisonous for Pets - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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01/21/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
Here are common herbs and their plant companions in the garden and how they’re best paired in the kitchen!

Companion Planting With Herbs

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01/21/2017 at 16:41. Facebook
This smoothie can be whipped up the night before so it's ready to go in the morning.

Fruit & Flaxseed Smoothie - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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01/21/2017 at 14:24. Facebook
Compost bins are tidier than a loose compost heap, but can be expensive to buy. Fortunately it’s easy and cheap to make your own—using old wooden pallets.

How to Make a Compost Bin

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The Old Farmers Almanac
01/20/2017 at 22:45. Facebook
Crafting the perfect crepe takes a little patience and practice, but it is well worth the effort!

Cooking Fresh: Basic Crepes Recipe

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01/20/2017 at 20:23. Facebook
Get inspired with these vegetable garden layout ideas! Choose the right design for backyard gardens, small gardens, raised bed gardens, square-foot gardening, and more!

Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas

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The Old Farmers Almanac
01/20/2017 at 18:46. Facebook
DID YOU KNOW? Friday's name is derived from Frigga, the wife of Odin, representing love and beauty.

QUESTION OF THE DAY - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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01/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Swedish Pancakes with oatmeal and pears! This weekend?

Oatmeal Pancakes and more oatmeal recipes

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The Old Farmers Almanac
01/20/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
What book(s) do presidents put their hand on for the oath of office? Which president did not "swear" to their oath? Find 25 Q&As about #InaugurationDay to see what you know! Image: Library of Congress.

Inauguration Q&A: The Old Farmer's Almanac

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01/20/2017 at 13:08. Facebook
Treat your yard tools to some TLC so they last! See full video and text:
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01/19/2017 at 22:04. Facebook
Is asparagus on your garden wish list? Asparagus is planted in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Here are some tips to help get you started!

Asparagus Growing Guide - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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The Old Farmers Almanac
01/19/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Tomorrow is the BEST DAY to make sauerkraut according to the moon's sign! Follow these tips on how to make homemade sauerkraut of your own!

How to Make Sauerkraut - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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01/19/2017 at 18:14. Facebook
Eggs are surrounded by more myths and old wives’ tales than any other everyday food. Here are some of our useful and surprising facts about eggs.

Useful and Surprising Egg Facts

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01/19/2017 at 16:49. Facebook
"Perseverant" seems a good word to describe Robert B. Thomas! Here's an excerpt from the 1833 Almanac about how he started this almanac, with "mortifying" setbacks along the way.

The Life and Times of Robert B. Thomas

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01/19/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Do you like bean sprouts! Get really fresh, crunchy sprouts during winter in just 5 to 6 days! See full video and text of how to grow indoors:

Growing Sprouts Indoors

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The Old Farmers Almanac
01/18/2017 at 23:18. Facebook
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the secret? Here's a fun little video that answers that question.
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01/18/2017 at 20:08. Facebook
These are quick and easy to prepare for your next gathering!

Spicy Glazed Meatballs - The Old Farmer's Almanac

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