This handy reference guide of forgotten rural skills, foods, and crafts will teach you many traditional skills for simple living. Packed with more than 1,000 projects, pastimes, recipes, and down-home truths - plus nearly 500 vintage illustrations, Old-Time Country Wisdom & Lore is a veritable encyclopedia of country instruction and advice.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Voyageur Press Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches) ISBN: 0760340013 ISBN-13: 9780760340011 Availability: In Stock
A grand encyclopedia of country lore by famed Texas folklorist Jerry Mack Johnson, covering water witching, maple syruping, weather wisdom, country remedies and herbal cures, cleaning solutions, pest purges, bird migrations and animal lore, firewood essentials, adobe making and bricklaying, leather working, plant dyes, farm foods, natural teas and tonics, granola, bread making, beer brewing and winemaking, jams and jellies, canning and preserving, sausage making and meat smoking, drying foods, down-home toys, papermaking, candle crafting, homemade soaps and shampoos, Christmas wreaths and decorations, butter and cheese making, fishing and hunting secrets, and much more.
Jerry Mack Johnson grew up on a ranch in West Texas and worked as a cowboy, rodeo clown, professional bull rider, miner, prospector, merchant seaman, oilfield worker, catfish farmer, salesman, and school teacher. He was the author of numerous books of lore, including Down Home Ways, Country Wisdom, and Country Scrapbook.