Floor Waxing, Chicken Catching, and Other Country Lore

A New York woman who turned floor waxing into a party for neighborhood kids and a Connecticut man who created a hook for chicken catching are among contributors to this ongoing country lore feature.



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A Connecticut homesteader improvised this gaff for chicken catching.
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A Wisconsin reader concluded that work clothes, when purchased new in the fall, would be maximally effective during winter weather yet broken-in and breathable during the summer.
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