Swiffer time! Proctor and Gamble’s Swiffer is my favorite indoor sweeper. I just finished sweeping with my broom made with artificial bristles, and then followed up with the Swiffer.
However, my favorite outdoor broom is an authentic, corn straw broom handcrafted in the U.S.A. by the Amish. (Cornstraw brooms made in Mexico are disappointing.) Amish brooms can be ordered from Lehman’s Hardware which specializes in old-fashioned, high-quality merchandise. Every child needs their own 32-inch house broom to learn how to sweep, and to help around the house.
Lehman’s, a world-wide source for non-electric appliances, is also the place to buy home butchering supplies, handmade stoneware crocks, cheese-making kits, hand water pumps, and composting toilets. The cattle and shepherd’s canes are beautifully crafted from hickory, and a pleasure to hold. They’re perfect Christmas play props, or lovely to stand in the corner and look at.
The paper catalog is the best, but the Lehman’s on-line site is fun too. Both of my grandmothers would have enjoyed this catalog. 🙂