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Backyard Ocean

Salt can be very therapeutic, but a trip to the beach is usually quite expensive.

According to WorldBook Encyclopedia, the ratio of salt to water in the ocean averages about 35 to 965, which is about 1:28. 107 more words

Folk Medicine

279: Fingernails

Fingernails have long been used in folk traditions for both healing and magical purposes. The fingernail, much like hair which is often used in a similar way, is a symbolic connection between the healer and the patient. 312 more words

Ozarks

277: Thrash Charming

“Thrash” or “thrush” was a common infection among hill children. Today it’s fought with antifungal mouth washes or lozenges, but in the Ozarks, long ago, it was mostly cured using a “thrash doctor”. 506 more words

Ozarks

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

Clarifying Values

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

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