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December hath jj days. . . . As the hard bitterness of cold descends, the heart should warm to home fires. . . . Have you poultry lights in the henhouse?

Every season since 1792, Yankee farmers have taken to heart the homely homilies of the Old Farmer's Almanac, keeping one eye on Mr. Weatherwise's forecasts and another on the heavens. Last week they got the Almanac's 15 4th edition.

Long ago, the Almanac dropped such once-helpful bits as Carriage fares, and Hot Ashes to Resuscitate the Drowned. The style of its Farmer's Calendar has changed with the times ("Follow your markets closely...

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