Sow Spinach in Autumn for a Spring Crop, Keep Jeans Dark with Cold Water and Salt, and More Country Lore

Keep transplants moist with potatoes, save halloween masks for scarecrows, machine oil keeps mites out of rabbits’ ears, flavor popcorn with salt-free butter and peanut butter, convert a dog house into a woodbox, gum color indicates animal health, don't precook lasagna noodles, make seasoning salts at home, use damaged doors as storage shelves, line trash cans with kitty litter to avoid garbage odors, bake cupcakes in ice cream cones, improve am radio reception, bait mice with cotton soaked in lard or bacon grease, bond fabric with a plastic bag, and more tips from MOTHER’s readers. Originally published as "Down-Home Country Lore" in the September/October 1983 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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