If you have a strip of land, do not throw away soap-suds. Both ashes and soap-6uds are good manure for bushes and young plants.
713. Scald your wooden-ware often, and keep your tin-ware dry.
714. Preserve the backs of old letters to write upon.
715. If you have children who are learning to write, buy coarse white paper by the quantity, and keep it locked up, ready to be made into writing-books. It does not cost half so much as it does to buy them at the stationers.
716. See that nothing is thrown away which might have served to nourish your own family or a poorer one.
718. Brewis is made of crusts and drypieces of bread, soaked a good while in hot milk, mashed up, and eaten with salt. Above all do not let crusts accumulate in such quantities that they cannot be used. With proper care, there is no need of losing a particle of bread.
719. All the mending in the house should be done once a week if possible.
720. Never put out sewing. If it be not possible to do it in your own family, hire some one into the house, and work with them.
721 . A WARMING-PAN full of Coals, or a shovel of coals, held over varnish-ed furniture, will take out white spots. Care should be taken not to hold the clothes near enough to scorch; and the place should be rubbed with a flannel while warm.
722. Sal-volatile or hartshorn will restore colours taken out by acid. it may be dropped upon any garment without doing harm.
723. New iron should be very gradually heated at first. After it has become inured to the heat, it is not so likely to crack.
724. Clean a brass kettle, before using it for cooking, with salt and vinegar. The oftener carpets are shaken, the longer they wear; the dir that collects under them grinds out the threads.
726. If you are troubled to get soft water for wasiiing, fill a tub or barrel half full of wood ashes, and fill it up with water, so that you may have ley whenever you want it. A gallon of strong ley put into a great kettle of hard water, will make it as soft as rain water. Some people use pearlash, or potash; but this costs something, and is very apt to injure the texture of the cloth.
727. Do not let knives be dropped into hot dish-water. It is a good plan to have a large tin pot to wash them in, just high enough to wash the blades without wetting the handles.
728. It is better to accomplish perfectly a very small amount of work, than to half do ten times as much.
730. A bonnet and trimmings may be worn a much longer time, if the dust be brushed well off after walking.
731. Much knowledge may be obtained by the good housewife observing how things are managed in well-regulated families.
732 ApleS intended for dumplings should not have the core taken cut of them, as the pips impart a delicious flavour to the dumpling.
735. The shanks of mutton make a good stock for nearly any kind of gravy - and they are very cheap - a dozen may be had for a penny, enough to make a quart of delicious soup.
736. Thick curtains, closely drawn around the bed, are very injurious, because they not only confine the effluvia thrown off from our bodies whilst in bed, but interrupt the current of pure air.
737. Regularity in the payment of accounts is essential to housekeeping. All tradesmen's bills should be paid weekly, for then any errors can be detected whilst the transactions are fresh in the memory.
738. Allowing children to talk incessantly is a mistaken intelligence; we do not mean to say that they should be restricted from talking in proper seasons, but they should be learnt to know when it would be proper for them