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Plain and Happy Living: Amish Recipes & Remedies

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Stories of growing up Amish and warm, gentle wisdom on the simple life. Dozens of quick cures and recipes. Byler, 6" x 9", 148 pp.
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PLAIN AND HAPPY LIVING: AMISH RECIPES & REMEDIES DESCRIPTION
PART 1 - HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
   Chapter 1 - Growing Up Amish During the Great Depression

PART 2 - LIVING COMFORTABLY ON NEXT TO NOTHING
   Chapter 2 - Running a Household on Next to Nothing
 Chapter 3 - Memories of Grandmother's Pantry
  Chapter 4 - Food for Free or Next to Nothing
  Chapter 5 - The Little Niceties

PART 3 - AUNT JEMIMA'S PLASTER AND OTHER HOME REMEDIES
  Chapter 6 - The Healing Power of Simple Things
 Chapter 7 - The Herbal Medicine Chest
 Chapter 8 - The Curative Power of Ordinary Foods
  Chapter 9 - General Tonics
  Chapter 10 - Poultices, Plasters, and Salves
 Chapter 11 - Remedies for Specific Ills
 Chapter 12 - Animal Ailments and Their Care

PART 4 - HAPPY ENDINGS
  Chapter 13 - Amish Folk Wisdom and Humor

APPENDIX
INDEX

Excerpt From Chapter 10.
Poultices, Plasters, and Salves
 Poultices, plasters, and salves were used primarily for drawing out pain, curing sores, and healing wounds of all types, lessening the itch of poison ivy and curing chest colds, the croup and pneumonia.
  A home remedy we used as I was growing up and also while raising my own children was a poultice of hot milk and home-made bread, which, on occasion, was sprinkled with black pepper. This was such a common, everyday cure, yet it never failed to bring things to a head or clean out a deep puncture wound if put on when going to bed. Usually by midnight it had to come off as it was drawing so painfully. I once stepped on a nail that went through my shoe sole into my foot, pushing dirt and bits of stocking in with it. I applied the poultice when I went to bed and woke up about midnight with a throbbing foot. I took the poultice off and pulled the wound apart and a squirt of pus and bits of dirt came out. So I put it back on for the rest of the night and by morning it was hardly sore anymore.
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