Monthly Archives: July 2011

Garlic – Hill Country “Penicillin”

Garlic grows well here in the Boston Mountains. It has been a medicinal staple for hundreds of years. It has a nickname used here in the mountains, “hill country penicillin.” Locals are heard to say “crush it up, rub it … Continue reading

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I took this photo at Cedar Lodge in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. This looks like a giant “mortar and pestle,” but is actually a tool for crushing hickory nuts. The Cherokee Native Americans would harvest nuts in the fall, season or ripen them for a month, then … Continue reading

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