Friday, July 9, 2010

Poison Ivy Catnip

Here we go again visiting the Everson Farm Manual. I missed blogging yesterday due to hanging in the park with my granddaughters. It was 98 degrees here yesterday. It seemed that running through a fountain would be more fun than hanging in my hot house. So, today we resume before the heat shows up.

To begin with, I am constantly amazed at the resiliency of the farmers who had little and made do. Saving a large jar, a jar that probably had been used time and time again, was an effort, for them a necessity. There was no money for new jars. I'm not sure of the health issues stemming from the compounds used in sealing cracks in the jar, but evidently trial and error eventually came to success.

The hint for the high chair is one that carried to the present with pacifiers sewn to a cord, toys hanging on car carrier handles for baby to see and the mobile over the crib. Early inventors.

I absolutely love the entry for Weiner Roasts. Impromtu moments for hot dog cravings. Emergency kit for great moments around the fire. We should all still carry those supplies. Never know when you just might have a hankering for a weiner roast.

A lapse of sense occurred with the Window Screen entry. I can't imagine putting in a screen without first washing the windows. Hm.

My dad when young was told that if he ate poison ivy he would no longer get it. Needless to say, it about killed him; however, the information was correct. He never again got poison ivy. I do think it is important to note that planting catnip in areas where poison ivy is present will kill it. Of course, cats will come from all over the county to lounge in the catnip. At least, they won't get poison ivy. And, if you don't mind smelling like onion, use the onion!

Again, I hope you enjoy this ride through the past, this return to Neff Road. I will see you back here on Monday with more on Rain Barrel. Have a great weekend!

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