Monthly Archives: March 2016

Firing: Stoves, Ranges, and Economical Management of Fuel

This post is chapter XIV of 1894 edition of “The Handbook of Household Management and Cookery” by W.B. Tegetmeier.  As I have another similar work, I’m guessing that that there were quite a few variations on this theme.  The book was … Continue reading

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Learning to garden (19) – Everybody makes compost in Hungary

I learnt this whilst bending over a bin of coffee grounds outside a local supermarket.  I was concentrating on preventing brown stuff blowing on to the shoes of shoppers when a man tapped me on the shoulder and told me … Continue reading

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Learning to Garden (18) – Care for the older dog

Spring is in sight and there have been a few days when there has been enough sun to warm one or two corners of the garden.  One of these is a triangle at the far end, this is the first … Continue reading

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