Monthly Archives: September 2011

Shine On Harvest Moon

Last Sunday’s full moon was this year’s Harvest moon. Our garden harvest is in, our canning done, we have tinkered with our tinctures, so now comes the time to ready ourselves for Winter and plant a Fall garden. Our first northern … Continue reading

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I Pledge Allegiance

Mountain folks are sometimes criticized for being “standoffish.” They are often labeled by some people as “isolationists.” In reality, mountain folks are deeply patriotic and consider themselves proud American citizens. Native folks, from here in the Boston Mountains, have a long history … Continue reading

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“Pot Likker” Not “Pot Liquor”

I am a proud “Southerner.” Here in the Boston Mountains we speak “Southern Speak.” Many people who do not live here accuse us of speaking “lazily.” We are not lazy. This is our proud native dialect. We are smart. Speaking … Continue reading

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Tinker, Tincture

“Dark of the moon” was Sunday. I like to tinker, so I set about to “tinker with a tincture.” Mountain folk created their own tinctures for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Preparing your tincture during the dark of the moon phase supposedly uses … Continue reading

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