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TAG : borax

The Ants Go Marching

Does anyone else out there have an ant problem? I am totally infested with the little guys. I used to like ants. As a child, my Daddy helped me make an ant farm with an old fruit jar and black paper. Fill the jar 3/4 of the way with dirt, find ants to add, put a lid with holes on the top, and ...

Laundry Soap – The Old Fashioned Way

I grew up in the 1960s and '70s on a very self-sufficient farm. We made nearly everything we ate or used, including laundry soap.As I've said before, Mother did laundry in a wringer washing machine on the front porch in all kinds of weather.For detergent, she used homemade lye soap grated fine ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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