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PAGE 10 JANUARY 2012


january Best days according to Moon phases. Best plant g da


est p a ting days Above g ound crops


e ground crops . . .


Root crops . . . . . . . . . . . . Seed beds . . . . . . . . . . . . Kill plant pests . . . . . . . . .


Best fishing days


 Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4, 11-12, 30-31  Good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2, 7-8, 20-21, 27-29  Fair: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10, 13, 15-17  Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6, 14, 18-19, 22-26


Best days to do other stuff Begin diet to gain weight . . . . . . . . . . . .


1, 6, 29


Begin diet to lose weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 20 Begin logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Breed animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle . . . . . . . 12-13 Cut hair to discourage growth . . . . . . . . 14-15 Cut hair to encourage growth . . . . . . . .


22-23 7-8


3-4, 7-8, 25-26, 30-31 11-12, 18-19, 20-21 11-12, 20-21 17


3-4 7-8 25-26 30-31


Folksy Tips, Hints & Wisdom FOR FARM, HOME AND GARDEN


Poor farm explained Questions and answers from the Almanac


Please tell me about the term “poor farm.” In modern conversation, people talk about “going to the poor farm.” Where and when did that saying originate?


Q. A.


The saying has been in use since the establishment of the first poor farms in New England in colonial times. Following the English tradition of providing for those in economic need, the colonists recognized two principal groups of needy people: (1) able-bodied adults and children and (2) those who were permanently incapacitated. Able-bodied adults were put to work whenever possible, and children were trained for self-support through apprenticeships. The lame, sick, and aged were given what was then regarded as humane care. Institutions were established, usually with working farms, in an effort to make the inhabitants as self-sufficient as possible. Each town usually had its own poor farm. Such farms were still in existence a few decades ago, when government programs such as Social Security largely eliminated the need for them.


7-8, 29-30


Cut hay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5, 31 Destroy pests and weeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5, 31 Entertain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Go camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Go to the dentist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Graft or pollinate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13 Harvest above ground vegetables . . . .


Harvest below ground vegetables . . . . 16-17 Plant above ground vegetables . . . . . . . 4-5 Plant below ground vegetables . . . . . . . 2-3, 29-30 Potty train children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 20 Prune to discourage growth . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Prune to encourage growth . . . . . . . . . .


4-5, 31


Quit smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 20 Set chicken eggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9, 18-19 Set posts or pour concrete . . . . . . . . . . . Start projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


24-25 25-26


Wean animals and children . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 20 —from the Old Farmer’s Almanac


Q. A.


What are some good natural remedies for the common winter ailments such as a sore throat or cold?


For a sore throat, try sipping cider vinegar. Mix 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a cup of


warm water and sip slowly. Another good remedy is to mix up a horseradish cocktail. Make a syrup of 1 tablespoon horseradish, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix in a glass of warm water and drink slowly.


For a chest cold or bronchitis, boil a whole onion, and afterward, drink the water. You can add a little butter and salt if the taste is unbearable.


Other options to try:


 Cut up fresh garlic cloves and add them to chicken soup or other foods, or swallow small chunks of raw garlic like pills. Eat loads of hot and spicy foods like chili to clear the sinuses.


Like garlic and onion, horseradish generates lots of heat to help offset colds. According to one farmer, a daily horseradish sandwich is the best cold remedy out there!


More agreeable than a horseradish sandwich, lemons, oranges, and apple cider are all considered to be good cold


remedies. Pour a glass of apple cider or sip a cup of tea with lemon and honey to ward off colds.


CEC


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