HOW TO DO THINGS: A Timeless Guide to a Simpler Life

Book number: 90495 Product format: Hardback Author: WILLIAM CAMPBELL

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Featuring original text and illustrations from the 1919 first edition, this 100th anniversary volume presents a new generation of readers with every facet of homesteading in a very handsomely crafted book. Practical projects range from ridding a garden of poison ivy, organising a potato peeling contest, cheese making, catching runaway pigs, smoking and curing meats, selling nuts, leading a bull safely, raising guinea pigs, the simplest kind of milk strainer, scientific hand milking, how to tell what is killing the chickens, when bees are put outdoors, tree pruning hints, protecting your trees from mice and rabbits, an easy to build ice house, easily prepared dishes like Chicken and Buckwheat Spiced Cakes, Mock Cherry Pie and Scotch Oat Crackers, how to carve meat, look after babies, indoor games including resolutions for New Year, things for impatient children to do, make a hanging board for tools and much more. Written by US farmers and craftsmen who would have kept livestock, tended a garden, put up vegetables for winter and maintained a wood lot for firewood, here is all manner of advice on farming, cooking, entertaining and cleaning from the magazine Farm Journal, the definitive rural lifestyle magazine of the early 20th century. A marvellous piece of social history. 264 glamorous pages with patterned page edges and gold tooling on cover.

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