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I have everything 

Like Avraham who was blessed with everything, Yitzhak from everything, and Yaakov everything.

כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּרְכוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקב, בַּכּל. מִכּל. כּל. כֵּן יְבָרֵךְ אוֹתָנוּ כֻּלָּנוּ יַחַד בִּבְרָכָה שְׁלֵמָה. 627 more words

Aliyah

Goldenrod: A Plant That Makes us Whole

The Fall Catfish Alley magazine is hot off the press (www.catfishalleymag.com) and with that, my recent article on goldenrod.  And, perfect timing, because she will be blooming soon!  1,256 more words

Herbs

275: Folk Illnesses and Medical Terms

This is by no means an exhaustive list of folk illnesses and medical terminology associated with the Ozark and Appalachian peoples. With the advent of the country doctor and quack medicine shows we also see the influence of “higher end” medical terms seen in books like The Complete Herbalist and The People’s Home Library upon the language of the common people. 723 more words

Ozarks

273: Moon

Ozark hillfolk have traditionally had a very close relationship to the Heavenly Bodies, especially the moon. Seeds were planted under certain signs of the Zodiac, plants and crops harvested under others. 412 more words

Ozarks

270: Passion Vine

One of my favorite summertime herbals to collect is the Passion Vine, Passiflora incarnata, also known as maypop, purple passionflower, true passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine.  361 more words

Ozarks

267: Water

Sources:
Parler, Mary Celestia – Folk Beliefs from Arkansas (FBA)
Randolph, Vance – Ozark Magic and Folklore (OMF)
Wilson, Charles Morrow – Backwoods America (BA) 351 more words

Ozarks