A Book of Country Things Author:Walter Needham, Barrows Mussey Walter Needham never forgot what his grandpa taught him. He talked about it to his neighbor, Barrows Mussey--who recorded what Walter talked. The result is a direct link to the American past. A BOOK OF COUNTRY THINGS from 100 years ago, set down "before they're forgotten altogether."
Skills needed for hunting, farming, and making do with what one had were important in the rural New England of a hundred years ago, and the author describes learning these things from his grandfather. These are the mundane but fascinating details--churning butter, making nails, working with animals--of everyday farm life.