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Small Game For Dinner, Anna Margrethe Olsen Nov 1948

Small Game For Dinner, Anna Margrethe Olsen

Bulletin P

Do you like to eat game? Much of the unfavorable reaction which some people have to game as food is due to prejudice founded on little or no knowledge of wildlife.

After experimenting with the cooking' of squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums and musquash (muskrats) in the food laboratories at Iowa State College, and serving each game dish to a selected tasting panel (see acknowledgments), we concluded that the handling of the kill—both hunted and trapped— is as important as the cooking. If the game isn’t properly killed and handled, it won’t be good, no matter how you ...


Running Water For Your Farm Home, Naomi Shank Aug 1948

Running Water For Your Farm Home, Naomi Shank

Bulletin P

So you’re going to put running water into your house. You’re going to make your water system work for you ! Then you are on the right road to modern farm living. Gather your family together and plan for a safe and handy water system.

This booklet will help you settle many questions. It will bring out some ideas you may not have thought about in connection with the uses you will make of this new tool— running water — in your home.

There will be technical questions you will wish to study out, too— the location and capacity of ...


Make Your Kitchen Modern, Naomi Shank Aug 1948

Make Your Kitchen Modern, Naomi Shank

Bulletin P

Your kitchen is your work center and the heart of your home. You’re likely to spend more hours there than in any other part of the house. So plan it for your convenience. Even an old kitchen can be rearranged to cut down walking and lifting, stretching and stooping. Plan your hours in the kitchen to be pleasant ones.

And remember the family. At the very beginning it’s important to get everyone’s cooperation. Have everyone list what he thinks should be a part of the kitchen. Decide together whether most of the meals throughout the year are ...


The Home Lawn, H. L. Lantz, L. C. Grove, E. P. Sylwester Apr 1946

The Home Lawn, H. L. Lantz, L. C. Grove, E. P. Sylwester

Bulletin P

A well-graded, fresh, green lawn is the first requirement for the home grounds planting. A fine lawn gives the family physical comfort. We often get our most satisfying relaxation on a soft, cool, well-kept lawn. Every family can have a good lawn by following the simple directions given in this bulletin.

You reap what you put into the lawn at the beginning. A properly made lawn will cost you less money to maintain. It is very important that thought be given to the proposed lawn area from the standpoint of soil drainage, organic matter content and fertility. Above all, start ...


Planning The Kitchen, Marie Budolfson Nov 1945

Planning The Kitchen, Marie Budolfson

Bulletin P

Convenient, attractive kitchens have not always been considered essential. But actually the old fashioned kitchen with no sink, few storage places, improper working heights and many doors is as out of date as the horse and buggy.

At best, some kitchen work is monotonous and time-consuming. Because many homemakers spend more time in the kitchen than in any other room, it should be the most carefully planned room in the house. Provisions must be made for getting work done with the least use of time and energy and yet with the greatest amount of pleasure.

Before planning a kitchen, each ...


Preservation Of Fruits And Vegetables By Freezing In Refrigerated Locker Plants, H. H. Plagge, Belle Lowe Jun 1942

Preservation Of Fruits And Vegetables By Freezing In Refrigerated Locker Plants, H. H. Plagge, Belle Lowe

Bulletin P

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide authentic information on the selection, preparation and utilization of fruits and vegetables preserved under frozen food locker systems in Iowa. The recommendations are based on investigations under locker plant conditions conducted over a period of 4 years by the Iowa Agricultural Experiment Station. In order that the products would be comparable to those obtained by using ordinary household equipment, preparation and processing was done on a small scale in a kitchen laboratory to simulate home conditions.2 Careful attention was given to details of necessary measures preparatory to freezing as well as ...


House Plants, J. B. Wingert Jul 1940

House Plants, J. B. Wingert

Bulletin P

Growing plants indoors serves at least three purposes. It satisfies a common desire to have growing plants the year around. It provides an interesting and challenging hobby for those who attempt to grow an extensive collection of pot plants. House plants also can play a definite part in interior decoration when varieties are carefully chosen, well grown and properly placed. Regardless of purpose, there are relatively few homes that do not include at least one house plant.

House plants vary widely in their ability to thrive under certain house conditions. One objective of this bulletin is to point out the ...