Nowhere is he more dead-on than when cataloguing the oddities of America, a land where the women show their teeth, kindergarten is a demoralizing institution for babies and bodies are "unnaturally elongated by American Grade-A milk." Elsewhere he is tender, lovingly depicting the process of carding wool
or the details of his parents' courtship.
Capofilter is an electrostatically charged nonwoven air filtration material - made from a blend of merino wool and phenolic resin - manufactured by carding wool
fibers into a batt; the web is then cut into pads.
You'll see Russian olive trees, mint, burdock, jointgrass (used by Indians for scrubbing), cattails (once used for weaving chair seats), and teasel (for carding wool
Verlin Elam of Vandalia operated a spinning wheel, carding wool
that would later be used to create a gamut of colorful goods, and had a display of axes and hatchets.
Try your hand at making butter and carding wool
. Free; $10 parking.