This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Very good walks are made by mixing gas tar with gravel. It softens somewhat in summer, but is an admirable winter path. They fail sometimes - and a correspondent of the Country Gentleman suggests that this is often through employing professional "walkers," who boil the tar, and in this way make a very little tar go a great way. There is not enough tar to make a lasting walk under such circumstances.