Contains generations of advice on simple ways to run an environmentally-friendly home, based around well-known, and not-so-well-known, sayings. Everyone is keen to reduce their carbon footprint, conserve resources, eat and live more healthily. Ruth Binney's fascinating collection of traditional wisdom shares how our forbears lived well within the resources available.REPAIR. If, as the proverb goes, the want of thrift is the cause of misery, then it certainly pays dividends to take good care of all your possessions, including those ... Equally, preventive measures are taken to deter moths from eating clothes and carpets. ... well brushed and pressed, how to store silks that are worn only occasionally and how to cure annoyances such as squeaking doors and creaking stairs.
|Title||:||Wise Words and Country Ways for House and Home|
|Publisher||:||David & Charles - 2012-02-01|