Celon's Pearls O' Wisdom
We knew an old time living on 199 acres in Gilmanton NH. He died a few years back. Yet after raising six kids, he knew a thing or two about being frugal. He eent hunting every fall, smoked his own bacon, sawed his own firewood and squeezed a dime so hard pennies popped free. He always had some priceless bits of wisdom. Here are a few.
Spray garbage bags with ammonia. It keep critters away including your dog.
Rub ears of corn downward with a paper towel to get corn silk off.
Apple wood is the best to smoke meats with. Burns slow and gives a good flavor.
Hot water may revive wilted flowers.
Stir eggs while they are boiling to keep yolks centered for deviled eggs
Cookies will stay moist in the cookie jar if there is a slice bread in there with them.
Honey dew melons are ripe when the rind is creamy to yellowish
Watermelons are ripe when one side is yellow. If its white or green, it's not ripe.
Put a light coat of oil on your grater before you use it. It'll be easier to clean.
Rub shortening around the edge of a pot. It's prevent boil overs.
Best way to keep deer from eating up our garden and yard is with a shotgun.
Putting salt into a frying pan will limit grease splatters.
To get juicer burgers, coat the patties with a bit of cold water before you toss them on the heart.
Cut the root end of an onion off first to lessen your chances of tearing.
Place a leaf of lettuce on top of a soup or stew. The lettuce will suck up extra grease. Be sure to toss that baby when it's done it's job.
Rinsing a bowl before mixing sugar and butter will help the mixing go faster.
If your white shoelaces are looking dingy, try washing them in sour milk
Dip a new broom in salty water. This will toughen the bristles and make the broom last longer.
Dill will chase tomato worms away.
A cracked dish will be welded if boiled in milk for 45 minutes.