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This sequel to the authorsa "Ask the Bugman" (2002) contains more valuable information on how to identify assorted insects and arthropods and the best ways to keep them out of your house, all presented with the wry humor that fans of Fagerlundas nationally distributed newspaper column have come to treasure. Fagerlund and Strange are proponents of Integrated Pest Management rather than the technique they label aSpray and Praya used by most exterminating businesses. Anyone concerned about the health effects of pesticides will want to follow the useful advice in "The Bugman on Bugs," including specific information on what kinds of substances and techniques work best for particular pests.
In addition to illustrated chapters on roaches, ants, flies, spiders, centipedes and scorpions, fleas, lice, bed bugs, mice, termites, and other kinds of pests, the authors discuss human reactions to these creatures, turning their attention both to phobias and to the place of insects in our religious and spiritual lives. Amazing pest control tales are sprinkled throughout the book (have you thought about greasing your linens with hog lard to make yourself disgusting even to fleas?), as well as peculiar facts and even a recipe for sautA(c)ed termites.
In today's busy world it's easy to understand the desire for
shortcuts. With our time eaten up by work, family, and errands, we
almost unconsciously look for quick fixes that aren't always the
healthiest for our home or family. With "The New Art of Living
Green," authors Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Susanne Hovenas dare us
to stop and think for a moment about the type of chemicals we use
in our home, where we buy our produce, and the amount of waste we
create. With this book you'll discover simple tips and guidelines
that will help you to make greener choices to the benefit of your
growing family's health and a grateful Mother Earth.
The name Heloise is synonymous with household hints. Today, more than 40 years after the original Heloise began her newspaper column, her daughter has carried on the tradition for dispensing reliable and practical advice, garnering a whole new generation of fans.
Clutter means different things to different people. To the people Barb Rogers works with in the growing Clutterers Anonymous movement, clutter is what prevents them from getting ahead in life. This book helps readers identify symptoms and provides solutions that are modeled on the 12 Steps and traditions of AA.
Presents ideas for organizing kitchens, baths, bedrooms, and home offices.
Green issues are certainly in the news right now. The climate is in turmoil, oil and gas are running out and it's becoming clear that we can't keep on treating the planet like we have been. Gloomy stuff, but it's not cause for despair. Published by a brand who are committed to making a difference, The Virgin Green Guide will show you how, with a few simple changes to your everyday life, you can do your bit for the planet and save some of your well-earned cash in the process. Little changes like recycling, switching off TVs and using energy-efficient light bulbs may not seem like a lot, but when you multiply them millions of times over you can see how everyone can make a real difference. From reducing household waste and saving energy to eco-friendly shopping and banishing hidden toxins from your home, The Virgin Green Guide will show you how to apply the three Rs - Reducing, Reusing and Recycling - and help you to banish your wasteful ways.
SPOTLESS PETS is an essential guide for anyone who owns a pet, from Australia's favourite domestic gurus. The messiest member of any household is often a pet! All that hair, all those unfortunate accidents ...SPOTLESS PETS helps you solve your pet stain dilemmas and saves you oodles of money at the same time. Using inexpensive and low-toxic remedies to every pet stain imaginable, there are chapters on dogs, cats, birds, fish, small animals, exotic animals. Not only is SPOTLESS PETS packed with advice on removing stains and smells, but it covers everything from cleaning cages, tanks and bedding to removing hair from upholstery. With more than a million copies of their books sold in Australia alone, Shannon and Jennifer are the experts you will turn to time and time again when your pet makes a mess!
Sub-titled "How to Make the Most of Country Produce and Country Fare", this 1934 book has eight chapters: 'a general survey of storeroom and larder' with hints on how to use 'pickings' and gluts thriftily; chapters about garden and orchard fruits and making use of garden produce (chutney and stuffed peppers); a chapter about milk, cream and butter, one called 'the sportsman's bag' with recipes for pigeon pie; and chapters on herbs and 'hobbies of the country housewife' (eg. dressing rabbit skins). And there are some essential recipes such as 'household bread', potato toast and stewed lettuce. "The Country Housewife's Book", which has charming line drawings, would be enjoyed by anyone interested in cooking, in old-fashioned methods of food production or simply in running a house.
So who has time to prepare food these days We timestarved cooks need recipes that are guaranteed to beQuick to fix Easy for anyone to make whether yoursquo;re a cook or not Delicious and satisfying. The solution FixIt and Forgetit 5Ingredient Favorites the new member in the multimillion copy Fixit and ForgetIt Cookbook series This smart new cookbook offers convenience and comfort to anyone faced with a toofull life and hungry people to feed. Gather five or fewer readily available ingredients your slow cooker FixIt and ForgetIt 5Ingredient Favoritesand you have Apricot Chicken Lazy Lasagna Shredded Dill Beef Bacon FetaStuffed Chickenbull; Alfredo BowTies UpsideDown Chocolate Pudding Cake Rich Brownies in a Nut CrustFixIt and ForgetIt 5Ingredient Favorites with its more than 600 recipes can be your new faithful campanion. Turn to it for Main Dishes Meats and Pastas Vegetables Soups Breads Breakfasts and Brunches Desserts Appetizers Snacks and Beverages. From New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good who believes that it is possible to do homecooking and to enjoy the great satisfaction it brings to those who cook and to those who eat.
The Miracle of Honey is a compact yet comprehensive and authoritative guide to honey, with helpful information on every possible way to use this wonderful product of nature - not only in cooking but also for health and well-being. The book opens with the history of honey and its popularity around the world over the millennia. The author discusses whether honey is a miracle medicine, a valuable natural remedy or just a useful part of a healthy diet. The first part of the book outlines the varieties of honey and how they differ. A digest of the contents of honey and how they affect health is followed by guidance on how to choose, use and store honey. The second part offers guidance on making honey-containing beauty products. There is also a comprehensive A-Z of ailments that may benefit from honey, practical instructions on how to use honey or honey-associated products such as beeswax to keep your home sparkling and sweet-smelling, and a variety of recipes for honey-containing dishes. The final section looks at bee-keeping and the vital subject of bee health and survival.
This fascinating book, reprinted from the 1930s, takes the reader back to a time when Americans had free access to hard drugs; people were responsible enough to be given recipes for poisons, explosives, and addictive substances; and making such items as soap, disinfectants, and insecticides was commonplace.
Grandma's Ways represents a large repository of knowledge that we have mostly forgotten. With a little modification for these busy modern times. Techniques for preserving food, keeping hens and bees, growing vegetables and fruit, making your own cosmetics and a host of other things will bring us not only closer to the products we enjoy, but closer to benefiting from the work we do for ourselves. There's nothing more satisfying than cooking wholesome food from scratch at home, baking your own bread, growing your own vegetables, foraging in the wild and even making your own household cleaning products. Not only will you live a more sustainable life in terms of the environment, you'll save money too. Contents: Introduction; Make Better And Mend; Making Your Own Beauty Treatments; Making Your Own Household Cleaners; Making Your Own Soap; Growing Your Own Herbs; Growing You Own Veg; Growing Your Own Fruit; Keeping Hens; Keeping Bees; Keeping Ducks; Foraging From The Wild; Baking Your Own Bread; Making Your Own Butter; Making Your Own Cheese; Making Your Own Sausages And Bacon; Making Your Own Stock; Making Your Own Pastry And Pies; Hearty Meals From Grandma's Kitchen; Preparing The Christmas Feast; Making Cakes And Puddings; Preserving Fruit And Veg; Making Toffee, Treats And Sweets; Making Squashes, Cordials And Teas; Making Your Own Beer And Wine; Index.
Originally published in the early 1900s, this classic, comprehensive handbook was referred to by young engineers as they prepared for their licensing examinations. In addition to several hundred questions and answers that were given as part of many exams, "Farm Engines and How to Run Them" fully describes every part of a farm engine and boiler, giving complete directions for the safe and economical management of both. Included are chapters on farm engine economy--with special attention to traction and gasoline farm engines--and a chapter on the science of successful threshing. The book abounds with precision artwork and cutaway illustrations showing the different parts of a boiler and engine, and nearly every make of traction engine--including those made by Case, Nichols and Shepard, and Buffalo Pitts. "Farm Engines and How to Run Them" will appeal to everyone from farm and vehicle enthusiasts to students of industrial technology and agricultural history.
Ever look around your house and get bored with the things you have?
Too ordinary? Used it a million times? With Instructables.com's
latest compilation, "Souped Up," you can turn your ordinary into
the extraordinary. Learn how to:
Most people use nail polish remover to remove nail polish. They use
coffee grounds to make coffee and hair dryers to dry their hair.
The majority of people may also think that the use of eggs, lemons,
mustard, butter, and mayonnaise should be restricted to making
delicious food in the kitchen. The Instructables.com community
would disagree with this logic--they have discovered hundreds of
inventive and surprising ways to use these and other common
household materials to improve day-to-day life.
This classic guide presents practical information on virtually
every aspect of farm equipment, machinery, and organization.
Originally published in 1917, "Handy Farm Equipment and How to Use
It" surveys every topic of importance to the challenge of equipping
a successful and fully functional farm, including lighting the farm
home, establishing sources of water, and arranging for sewage
disposal for the farmhouse. Additional sections provide detailed
discussions of such indispensable examples of farm equipment as
tillage tools, seeding machinery, manure spreaders, grain binders,
and corn harvesters.
When the farm is a lifestyle, not just a way to earn a living,
that's hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable life in
which we protect the land and keep it safe from development and
overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how
to grow and savor what we can produce ourselves--while still
maintaining an alternative career to fund this passion. Michael and
Audrey Levatino here share how to:
"Farm Conveniences and How to Make Them" is a fascinating volume
abounding in valuable hints and suggestions for the construction of
homemade farming and homesteading devices. First published in 1884,
it contains the best ideas gathered from farmers, and teaches
valuable lessons in rural economy. Filled with more than two
hundred engravings, "Farm Conveniences and How to Make Them"
includes information on how to build a milking shed, a dam, a sled
for removing corn shocks, a variety of animal traps, gatepost
braces, a log boat, cards, and a great number of other instruments.
Dating from the Golden Age of American Farming, this volume is both a tribute to days gone by and a resource for present day homeowners, farmers, and ranchers striving toward greater self-sufficiency. Here you will find hundreds of clever ways to transform those odds and ends that might seem like junk into very useful gadgets and tools, from a treadmill that can power a dairy separator and churn, to a drinking fountain for chickens. Other devices include a rig for moving large trees; a self-feeder for bees; a hand garden cultivator; and gates that lift over snowdrifts. It's full of useful illustrations and includes a whole section of tried-and-true tips.
Everyone knows they need to cut the crap out of their lives, and here's how to do it! Straightforward and focused, "Clutter Busting" shows how anyone can begin right now to clear the clutter and debris from their home, garage, office, and life. And, as defined in this book, clutter is anything that no longer serves us, from outdated clothes to old habits. Piles of junk in our garages and closets, overflowing papers on our desks and in our files, items unused for years, clothing we never wear, gifts received that we can't seem to toss out - they all represent dis-order and come weighted with guilt, shame, and a sense of crowded dis-ease. "Clutter Busting" is short and sweet, and takes as its premise that your 'things' are not spiritual or important, you are. Once the clutter is cleared, new things flow into your life, making this the perfect book to begin discovering what your life should truly be about - once you clear the accumulated yet now useless debris.
An easy-to-read, idea-packed guide for anyone who wants to be more
organized and who doesn't?
A housewife has to face many problems while doing household activities. The contains tips to get rid of such problems. These are practical tips for everyday recipes, which are equally effective also. Adopt them and become the perfect homemaker. #v&spublishers
First published in 1887, "Fences, Gates, and Bridges" is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective barbed wire fence, how to use a stone wall to reinforce a wooden fence, and highlights the pros of building portable fences. "Fences, Gates, and Bridges" is a classic manual for anyone who wants to build their own structures for their farm, large property, or quaint backyard.
Inexpensive, indispensable, and easy-to-use, transparent tape can be found in nearly every home. With her trademark flair for pragmatic creativity, popular helpful hints expert Vicki Lansky offers ingenious ways to use tape in the kitchen and car, for home maintenance and personal hygiene, with pets and with plants. In her down-to-earth style, Lansky shows how to use tape to create an instant bird feeder with a sticky-side-out loop dipped in bird seed, cover a watch crystal when painting to keep it paint-free, secure small bundles of fresh herbs to a cutting board before chopping, prolong the life of crayons by reinforcing them around the middle, and much more. This new edition also includes many tips shared by readers of the first edition. Including a brief history of tape's serendipitous invention, "Transparent Tape" is a practical and fun guide to making the most of a product that most people wouldn't know how to live without.
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