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Contents Introduction Meet the Grandmothers
Chapter One: Cooking Be a Strong Chick: How to roast a whole chicken Be a Good Catch: How to fillet a fish Find a Slice of Heaven: How to make a pie Stay Sharp: How to hone a knife
Chapter Two: Gardening Grow Your Own: How to plant a vegetable garden Beat the Grass: How to chase a snake out of your garden Preserve Knowledge: How to dry apples Buy Locally: How to shop at the farm
Chapter Three: Cleaning Harness the Wind: How to install a clothesline Get a Clean Slate: How to kill mildew Freshen Up: How to spring clean Clean Naturally: How to use vinegar to clean almost everything
Chapter Four: Dressing Save Your Shirt: How to Sew a Button Toast Your Tootsies: How to Darn wool socks Get Crafty: How to make an apron Be Seamly: How to buy quality clothing
Chapter Five: Nesting Get Stoked: How to build a fire Nail It: How to hang a picture Bloom On: How to make a centerpiece Go With the Flow: How to Unclog a Drain
Chapter Six: Thriving Soothe a Cold: How to make a hot tea toddy Feel Glamorous: How to wear red lipstick Feel Invincible: How to protect yourself from danger Know Your Assets: How to love your body at any size
Chapter Seven: Loving Spark Imagination: How to make a baby toy Teach Responsibility: How to delegate chores Dress 'Em Up: How to tie a necktie Shoulder Up: How to be a strong partner
Chapter Eight: Saving Banish Debt: How to shop without credit Shop for Free: How to barter Drive a Bargain: How to negotiate a better price Make Change: How to throw a yard sale
Chapter Nine: Joining Be Neighborly: How to enjoy the folks next door Expand Your Circle: How to make friends Lend a Hand: How to volunteer Say It with a Smile: How to win an utterly silly argument (without saying much at all)
Chapter Ten:Entertaining Raise Your Voice: How to sing in harmony Party On: How to host a potluck dinner party Express Gratitude: How to write a thank you note Get Better with Age: How to make dandelion wine
Excerpt from Plant One On, page 155-156
How to Soothe a Minor Burn with a Plant Step 1: Assess your burn. If it is serious, seek medical attention. If it's not, then with clenched teeth and a pained smile, suck in a deep and noisy breath allowing the air to rush over your molars. This won't help your injury at all, but it may earn you some sympathy from anyone standing nearby. Step 2: Break off a bottom leaf from an aloe plant, and watch the clear, goopy sap begin to ooze. Step 3. Smear the sap from the leaf onto your burn for cool comfort. It'll help reduce inflammation and redness. Step 4. If sap remains inside the leaf, store the leaf in your freezer to help maintain its freshness. Hopefully, you'll never need it again, but if you do, you'll have it handy. More Nifty Tips Fresh aloe also helps soothe sunburn and itches from insect bites and poison ivy. Even black-thumbed gardeners can grow aloe vera plants. They thrive indoors, in full or partial sun, and they require very little water.