Red Sky at Night (PDF)
To dip into 35 stars An
enjoyable read of lots of facts and folklore on verything from plants trees weather animals celebrations read of lots of facts and folklore on verything from plants trees weather animals celebrations feast days to making your own cider I felt a lot of what was included is common knowledge but it was still interesting to see it all presented together There are lots of charming things here bits of rural history collective nouns for birds info on pig breeds and some long forgotten recipes Sadly it s all let down by long passages on topics such as tasseomancy why and when to plant your garden according to the astrological clock These aren t big bits of British countryside living and they never were There s nothing about hiking and very little about fishing or forest craftIt s not nearly what I hoped "it would be This is the sort of book that you want " would be This is the sort of book that you want your bookshelf for those moments when someone asks What s the collective noun for a group of crows or Why do we put a coin in a Christmas Pudding or What s the best wood to burn on your log fire I found some nice information in this book such as how to identify owl species and build a fire Some of the. Internet access it's asy to feel disconnected from the beauty and rhythms of the natural worldIf you have ver gazed in awe at stars in the night's sky tried to catch a perfect snowflake or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire then this is the book for you Fr. ,
This book wasn t uite as interesting as I hoped it would be I learned a couple new things but most of the stuff was just common sense and superstition Then there was a weird point where the author felt the need to whine about political correctness It just felt unnecessary 25 stars Did not find all the chaptersparts of the book ually interesting but I liked the overall thought behind the book and the thought of being unplugged Also learned a couple of facts from reading it The poetry of traditional life if you want to know what to call a group of swans how to avoid being hit by lightning when to celebrate Lammas Education in a New Society etctc this is the sweet book for you A nice way to dream away the afternoon Struther s collection of countryside activities superstitions and how to knowledge is a good guide for those who want to recapture aspects of yesteryear It has good tips on gardening and cooking along with building and recycling Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education everyday items into new useful ways And the old traditions that still linger are fun to read about as well A book full ofnjoyable and interesting nuggets of information. Ever wondered how to predict the weather just by looking at the sky Or wanted to attract butterflies to your garden Is there
a knack to building the perfect bonfireAnd how xactly do you race a ferretIn this worldknack to building the perfect bonfireAnd how xactly "Do You Race A " you race a this world traffic tailbacks supermarket shopping and 24 hour.
SUMMARY Red Sky at NightItems are well known *And Others Are Just *others are just
SENSE SUCH AS HOW TO DRESS TO GO OUTsuch as how to dress to go out the cold and drink hot drinks and The Baby Swap Miracle eat hot food first Who couldn t think of that for themselves Much of the book seems too general a list of names of British resident and visiting birds without saying if superstitions or sayings are attached to any or what time migrants arrived in past centuries or where they all breed The author adds her own interest in various divinations which were not really used maybe by travelling gypsies who would tell fortunes However the book is nicely presented clearly written and suitable for young people as well as adults Probably it s a good idea to store up and provide folk sayings and ideas in case they get forgotten If anyone wants to read I recommend Apricot Village by Ted Humphris written by a head gardener in an English village stately home This is an unbiased review Annjoyable little book on verything about the countryside from wildlife types to plants cooking herbs and thatching a roofNot brilliant however it does make you want to find out One for the shelf. Om spotting Britain's five kinds of owl to gardening by the phases of the moon and from curing a cold to brewing your own ale Red Sky at Night is packed with instructions and lists ancient customs and old wives tales making it an indispensable guide to countryside lor.