Natural Pest Control, Marking Territory, and Other Country Lore

A Pennsylvania couple who gather toads and praying mantises for natural pest control in their garden and families in Oregon, Maine, and Wisconsin who protect their gardens by "marking territory" with excrement are among the readers who submitted country lore and homesteading tips to this ongoing feature. Originally published as "Mother's down-home country lore" in the May/June 1979 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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