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09 - Making Superior Compost

In Organic Gardener's Composting

Read by Betsie Bush


Steve Solomon


The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire …

Helping Plants to Need Less Irrigation

In Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

Read by Betsie Bush


Steve Solomon


Gardening expert Steve Solomon has written extensively on gardening techniques for the home gardener. Water conservation is the focus of thi…

01 - Preface -- Directions for Catering, or the procuring the best Viands, Fish…

In American Cookery

Read by Betsie Bush


Amelia Simmons


American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons, was the first known cookbook written by an American, published in 1796. Until this time, the cookbooks …

Book 2, Chapter 25

In The Bostonians, Vol. 1 & 2

Read by Betsie Bush


Henry James


This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chance…

Vanity Fair

In A Peep Behind the Scenes (version 2)

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Mrs. O. F. Walton


Rosalie lived every child's dream: she belonged to a circus! She got to have fun all day, every day; she did not even have to pay to be a pa…

Salads

In Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion

Read by Betsie Bush


Imogen Clark


In addition to being amusing, recipes written in a poetic form were easy to remember and used as learning tools for the young housekeeper. M…

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