We planted some large shrubs and had to move some enormous hosta plants when we did so. We noticed that even though we thought we were watering enough, the ground was dry over a foot down into the soil. I get the job of moving the sprinkler around the yard, my husband keeps saying "our next house will have an automatic sprinkler system", sometimes I think that would be a good idea!
Anyway... during the hot days last week, I spent some time going through some books I picked up at an estate sale over the summer. I want to share them with you because one especially is very unusual.
The first book is a very cute kids cook book called Mary Alden's Cake and Cookie Cook Book for Children. It's a step-by-step picture recipe cookbook that helps the inexperienced cook with each recipe. I love the photos of the testers above. Anyone you know here?
The Shiny Scoop by Camilla Wing - illustrated by Harley F. Davidson - Published by Dannie Books, Excelsior Minnesota in 1941. First Edition.
This is an unusual educational book featuring in elfish-character form - Mineral, Protein, Vitamin, Carbohydrate and Fat. In their illustrated forms, they accompany Dannie and his Mother while they visit the market. The foreword was written by E.J. Huenekens, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.
I would guess this is an extremely rare book. I am not sure if it was widely distributed. While researching I have not found another like it. I also tried to locate information on the illustrator with no results, many of you may notice the name is similar to a well known motorcycle company.
They are both available in my shop, CraveCute on Etsy.
I will try and get around to all of your blogs as soon as I can. Lets all have a wonderful week! ~~ Diane