Wasp Deterrent, Toothbrush Case, Pothole Filler, and Other Country Lore

Non-aerosol hairspray as wasp deterrent, a film canister repurposed into a toothbrush case, and scavenged asphalt used for pothole filler were some of the ideas readers submitted to the regular country lore feature.



068 country lore - wasp deterrent
A Duluth, MN reader found that non-aerosol hair spray functioned very well as a hornet, bee, and wasp deterrent.
ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
068 country lore - pothole filler
A Connecticut reader gathered up asphalt discarded by road crews and used it on his driveway as pothole filler.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
068 country lore - mower blade holder
A mower blade holder made from a 1 x 4 and two pieces of wire enabled a Florida reader to safely remove a mower blade for sharpening.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

















Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here