Thank you for the sensible critique on www.almanac.com . Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such great information being shared freely out there.
Thanks to all for such a flood of responses. I predict we'll have a lot of fun together. I'll know I'll learn as much or more from you as you will from me.
jeltez 42 writes, Some people have never left the homemade breads and clothes lines.
That would be me. I earned my living for a few years when I first moved to New Hampshire baking whole-grain bread in my home bakery and driving to Boston every week to sell it. Haven't bought a loaf of store bread since.
Also, we don't own a clothes dryer. Hang the laundry outside in the warmer months, on bars around the woodstoves in winter.
Yup, the air-dried clothes don't soften up like those from the drier, but you can't beat a stiff, air-dried towel for exfoliating.
Up next: You've heard of strawberry blonds and champagne blonds. I'll introduce you to the Rhubarb Blond.
I, too, like to do things the natural way. One of the things I do, esp. this time of year, is I wash my countertops and cabinet shelves with vinegar. It helps to keep the ants away! Looking forward to reading more. Thanks!
to our Old Farmer's Almanac site!
You are a welcome addition.
I wish you well, and look eagerly forward to input from others, and your important posts.
Living to Learn; Learning to Live ...
Thank you for helping!
In 2004, my husband and I retired from teaching in the Baltimore area to move "Down Home". We live in the small town of Amherst, VA and are enjoying the country mentality and lifestyle.
We love to garden and my retirement "job" is rug hooking and braiding. Not a pro by any means, but I love re-purposing things. Looking forward to your Blog.
Sounds like fun. I also keep chickens and a garden. Wouldn't mind hearing other's ideas about keeping the clucks from scratching up the newly planted seeds and sets. I have a BA in English so I'm loving the etymology, too.