By Jerry Mack Johnson

A grand encyclopedia of kingdom lore by way of famed Texas folklorist Jerry Mack Johnson, overlaying water witching, maple syruping, climate knowledge, nation treatments and natural treatments, cleansing options, pest purges, fowl migrations and animal lore, firewood necessities, adobe making and bricklaying, leather-based operating, plant dyes, farm meals, usual teas and tonics, granola, bread making, beer brewing and winemaking, jams and jellies, canning and retaining, sausage making and meat smoking, drying meals, down-home toys, papermaking, candle crafting, do-it-yourself soaps and shampoos, Christmas wreaths and undefined, butter and cheese making, fishing and searching secrets and techniques, and masses more.

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Throw the stick out past the chook. Pull the triangle over your duck, and haul the bird in to shore. Toss apart the stick. Roll up your string retriever as sooner than, and positioned it on your looking coat. ***** ***** PARTll ***** ***** 12. methods WITH PAINT AND PAPER thirteen. methods WITH FIBERS and upholstery 14. methods WITH CLAY 15. methods WITH leather-based sixteen methods WITH WAX 17. SPIC-AND-SPAN 18. SCENTS, SALTS, AND SUCH 19. RURAL treatments 20. state hobbies 21. PLAYTHINGS 22. something AND one other 12 PAPER methods Douse portray major projects portray a home contains 4 major initiatives: floor training: a few scraping, sanding, caulking, and priming can be invaluable. For paint to stick safely, underlying parts needs to be freed from airborne dirt and dust and free paint. begin by means of hosing down the surface partitions of the home to take away soil; then scrape any cracked, chipped, or peeling areas. parts the place the naked wooden has been uncovered want primer. If the patch isn't huge, besides the fact that, coats of paint will suffice. Recaulk doorways, window frames, and chimneys while priceless. Window and Trim: store time by way of portray home windows with care to prevent the activity of scraping panes later. whilst doing trim on a home with overhanging eaves, you may be portray overhead, so put on a hat. major physique ofHouse: utilizing a large brush, take lengthy strokes, yet do not overextend your achieve whilst status on a ladder. cleansing Up: decide up and cast off any previous caulking fabric, putty, or paint chips. glance over your paintings, and contact up locations you've gotten neglected or did not hide good necessities for apartment portray Paint: purchase the highest quality paint you could manage to pay for. the result of your exertions will last more and glance higher than while a less expensive product is used. to be had varieties of paint are oil-based and water-based (latex). Water-based paint dries in approximately one hour in order that coats might be utilized at the related day. Brushes will be wiped clean with cleaning soap and water. permit a drying time of forty-eight hours among coats of oil-based paint. fresh the brushes in spirits of oleum. 168 Brushes: a few painters like a large brush as a result of its vast insurance. Others favor one 2 YI inches in width with a rounded deal with. It simply covers slender siding whereas its size allows achieving a large swath. As time wears on, brushes of bigger width are likely to think heavy. the higher the comb, the higher the implications. one among nylon keeps its form and is simple to wash. Spirits ofOleum: Use it for cleansing brushes and thinning paint. Ladders: ordinarily a 6- to 8-foot ladder and a 12- to 14-foot extension are adequate. Dropcloths: guard shrubs and trees from paint via draping them with outdated sheets or dropcloths of sunshine canvas or plastic. Scrapers: arrange surfaces with a 2-inch scraper that is been maintained in sharp with a dossier. A razor-blade scraper and putty knife also will come in useful. Rags: For cleanup. Nylon Stockings: Paint that turns into scummy might be WAYS WITH PAINT AND PAPER satisfactorily filtered via a section of previous nylon stocking. to avoid this within the first position, splash a small volume of oleum at the contents of the paint can sooner than protecting it at day's finish.

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