This unique and indispensable book represents the distillation of a community's tried-and-true techniques for everything from caring for linen to keeping harmful bugs out of the garden. Here are tips for every corner of the home from bath to tool-shed, kitchen to barn. For example: Need secret storage space? Who'd think to look inside the bottom step of a staircase? Keep brown sugar soft. Refrigerate in a glass jar or plastic bag with a piece of bread or apple. Egg whites applied to a burn give quick relief. Dampen the rim of a bowl or jar and the plastic wrap will cling better. To purify water, add a few drops of bleach to a gallon jug.
Every tip is practical, easy, and affordable. Best of all, many of them have been handed down through the generations, and all of them have been implemented again and again in many a country home. Pearls of Country Wisdom is perfect for the novice and seasoned homesteader, as well as anyone looking to bring a bit of the country life into a city or suburban home.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.92(h) x 1.08(d)|
Table of Contents
|General Household Tips||1|
|Cleaning, Bath, and Laundry Tips||33|
|Cooking, Food Preservation, and Kitchen Tips||73|
|Wardrobe and Sewing Suggestions||143|
|Home Remedies and Good Health Practices||181|
|Barnyard, Animals, and By-Products||251|
|Lawn, Orchard, and Gardening||291|
|In the Tool Shed and the Great Outdoors||331|