Fall Connection #3 – October Almanac Wisdom

Hopefully today’s advice – and some great quotes –  from the Farmer’s Almanac, found in the engagement calendars for 2011 and 2012, will bring you some wisdom and some laughs! ENJOY!

“Don’t give cherries to pigs, nor advice to fools.” – Irish proverb

During the Yukon Klondike gold rush, potatoes were so valued that they were traded for gold.

If your pet’s coat is smelly, rub handfuls of baking soda or cornmeal into its fur and then brush it out.

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” – Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

A group of caribou is a herd; pigs, a drift; oxen, a yoke.

“For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.” – Jean Paul Richter, German writer.

To eliminate static cling and lint, add 1/4 cup vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle.

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” – Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President

Bring clay pots indoors to prevent cracking during frosts.

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” – Amelia Earhart, American aviator

Water shrubs before the ground freezes.

Chickadees, mourning doves, pine siskins, and redpolls enjoy niger seed.

“If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning.”  – Catherine Aird, English writer

Stack your firewood bark-side up so that it sheds water.

For more flavor and nutrition, leave the peels on apples when cooking and baking.

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” – Groucho Marx, American actor

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