New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Household Cyclopedia-Over 10,000 Useful Domestic Arts How-to's 1881

A great online resource that is downloadable @ is The Household Cyclopedia of General Information. It contains over 10,000 'receipts' or homemade items concerning useful and domestic arts - all of them; from agriculture to wines.

It was published in 1881 by Henry Hartshorne, M.D. who was a professor of Hygiene at the University of Pennsylvania. There were a slew of other contributors to this endeavor, from a report on the trial of agricultural implements that occurred at the Great National Field Trial in Auburn, New York and a treatise on Bees by E.S. Tuper; Plus much, much more.

This is a great digital item to have printed and bound, then given as a gift. Of course keep a hardcopy for your library too ;-}

“The only easy day was yesterday.”
From On Lavender Lane by JoAnn Ross



  1. Cant get it to open up. What do i need to try?

  2. I will have to do this. Thanks for the post

  3. For those of you that are having problems loading this for download from its original site @ (Note: For some reason it seems to take up to a minute to display for download in the browser.)
    I have uploaded this at @
    You will need a login ID to download. You do NOT need a Facebook ID, just hit Scribd. in the upper left corner of the page and select create a scribd account.

    Sorry it took me so long to get back to y'all ;-}


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