Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Tip O' the Day

Well, since it's December, and many of us are experiencing wet weather...thought you might be able to use this little tidbit:

"Here's how to waterproof your shoes and lengthen their life: Melt together a dressing of two parts of beeswax to one part of mutton fat. Apply it at night and, in the morning, wipe it well with a piece of flannel. You now have waterproof shoes, at practically no cost to you."

No cost to me. I like that idea....except that I'd have to BUY beeswax and mutton fat. Can you even buy mutton fat? (Additional bit of info - mutton is code for LAMB. They just try to "church it up" so people won't think they're eating Bo Peep's sheep.) Could I just use chapstick and butter? That's what I have on hand. Adapt and overcome, ladies! That's my motto! LOL

Have a great Tuesday.

Oh, and I haven't forgotten about posting the pics of our new Christmas tree - I just want to make sure that the photo really accentuates the tree.


Brandi said...

This is too funny! Where would one even come across mutton fat these days? I have pork fat - can I substitute?

Love these tips! I look forward to them every Tuesday!

Beck said...

Guess I am to young and/or stupid to know what mutton fat is?!?! Can you buy it at Target or Walmart? If not I am screwed. Ha. Sounds exciting but I think I'll just get my shoes wet and deal with it. Thanks for the tip can't wait until next Tuesday! :)

Devin said...

Oh. My. Word.

I don't even know where I would start with that one....

guess I'm going to have to have wet feet :-).