Pearls of Country Wisdom: Hints from a Small Town on Keeping a Garden and Home

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Deborah S. Tukua
Globe Pequot Press, Jul 1, 2002 - House & Home - 370 pages
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Combining old-fashioned common sense and modern-day ingenuity, Pearls of Country Wisdom offers hundreds of ways for anyone to enjoy a simpler, more natural lifestyle. In 1995 Deborah Tukua and her family left their suburban home in Jacksonville, Florida, for life on a farm in rural Tennessee. When they arrived, Tukua turned to her neighbors in nearby towns for any pearls of country wisdom they might be willing to share. Good advice gushed forth from every imaginable source, including farmers, midwives, herbalists, shopkeepers, and more.This unique and indispensable book represents the distillation of a community's tried-and-true techniques for everything from caring for linen to keeping harmful bugs out of the garden. Here are tips for every corner of the home from bath to toolshed, kitchen to barn. (5 x 8, 370 pages, b&w photos)

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Cleaning Bath and Laundry Tips
Cooking Food Preservation and Kitchen Tips
Wardrobe and Sewing Suggestions
Home Remedies and Good Health Practices
Home Furnishings
Barnyard Animals and ByProducts
Lawn Orchard and Gardening
In the Tool Shed and the Great Outdoors
Recipe Index

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About the author (2002)

Deborah S. Tukua is the author of "Pearls of Country Wisdom: Hints from a Small Town on Keeping Garden & Home" & founding editor of "Coming Home" magazine. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, she now makes her home in Iron City, Tennessee with her husband, where she home-schools their three children.

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