To remove a splinter, peel, wash and grate a thumb- sized piece of white or red potato. Place the potato gratings into a piece of gauze bandage. Wrap the gauze so the potato bits won’t fall out, and tape it to the area over the splinter. Leave it on for at least a few hours, or overnight if possible, so the potato has a chance to dry out. Grated carrot can be mixed with the potato if desired.
To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).
2003 Old Farmer's Almanac