Sweet Grass

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South Carolina’s handwoven “sweet grass” baskets date back to the 1700’s. The craft originated in West Africa and has been passed down through the generations in the Gullah Culture.

The weaves of this basket get their strength from the mineral-rich salt marshes of the coastline.

Bundled thin blades of the grass are coiled in circles to make the baskets.  Visitors can easily find this treasured souvenir at the Charleston SC City market and shops throughout the area.

A great example of putting a natural resource to good use

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

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Tabby Ruins located in Darien Georgia USA.  Remains of a warehouse and tavern that served the timber industry from 1810-1830.

Tabby construction was commonly used during this period on the southeast coast, it is made with oyster shells.

 

 

A walk in the woods…. stumble upon natures goods

 

The green earth has always graced us with an abundance of useful and nourishing resources, and our ancestors went straight to them for a variety of uses.   Long before our time and the ease of running to a superstore, generations of people were well cared for by Mother nature.

Here are a few plants  you can easily use in your day to day life that are easy to find, and easy to use.

And there’s more:

This information was provided by: https://www.coastaldiscovery.org

Located in the Low Country of South Carolina….Have a happy day and let’s do our part to share the planet…..

Christmas gift splurge……

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Trying to shop for the perfect gift at Christmas for my husband is more difficult for me than  the “Secret Santa” game.   This year since we are now “empty nesters” I decided to get really extravagant.  Since he does not care for caviar, Brazilian coffee or gourmet cheese from southern Italy it took some thought.  Easy enough,  I shopped at local homemade soap boutique and splurged on a  $60.00 per pound  bar of Lemongrass scented soap that weighed in at 1/4 pound ($15.00)   I carried on and filled the gift bag with cotton candy bath bombs, eucalyptus foot cream, spearmint lip balm, and still had change left over from my $100 budget..

I tried my best and failed at extravagance, but I bet I have the best smelling husband at the New Years Eve celebration….Happy New Year y’all from Savannah, Georgia USA🎉

 

 

 

Natural relief for the agony of a toothache

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Here you go…..my Mom always used Clove Oil, and sometime it worked and sometime it didn’t…ouch

The benzophenanthridine alkaloid chelerythrine is the major active natural product found in Z. clava-herculis, exhibiting anti-bacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus.

For more information:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanthoxylum_clava-herculis