Seal tree pruning cuts with latex caulking, use
rock salt to control fleas, prop up heavy blooms with straws, remove rust with
vinegar, give your garden as a gift, relieve dry skin with oatmeal baths, get
rid of rats with mothballs, fix a loose hammerhead, and other handy tips from
MOTHER’s readers. Originally published as "Country Lore" in the September/October 1990 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.