Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Visit to Mumford Village Part 3

The Apothecary


The Apothecary

I do remember the apothecary-
And hereabouts he dwells-whom late I noted
In tattered weeds, with overwhelming brows,
Culling of simples. Meagre were his looks;
Sharp misery had worn him to the bones;
And in his needy shop of tortoise hung,
An alligator stuff'd and other skins
Of ill-shap'd fishes; and about his shelves
A beggarly account of empty boxes,
Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds
Rements of packthread, and old cakes of roses,
Were thinly scatter'd to make up a show.
Nothing this penury, to myself I said,
And if a man did need a poison now-
Whose sale is present death in Mantura-
Here live a caitiff wretch would sell it him.
O, this same thought did but forerun my need;
And this same  needy man must sell it me.
As I remember, the begger's shop is shut.-
What,ho! apothecary!

                                       William Shakespeare

“And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment,
an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary:
it shall be an holy anointing oil.” – Exodus 30:25

1. My son, keep my words,
and lay up my commandments with thee.
2. Keep my commandments,
 and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

3. Bind them upon thy fingers,
 write them upon the table of thine heart.
                                                          Proverbs 7 :1-3

Visit the Genesee County Village and Museum Blog:

The Roses  at the Bleat'n Hum Baa Farm'n Fiber
are in bloom and ready to harvest for Rose Water!

and Mildred Mousiekin is collecting the rose petals for her "Fa-mousiekin" Rose Perfume

Anyone can make Rosewater.......
For Rosewater, collecting the petals fresh, early morning is best

Place freshly washed rose petals (no stems or leaves)
in a pan and  bring a tea pot with distilled water to a boil, (let rest) then pour
 over petals
(for every one cup petals you'll need two cups hot water)

Cover let steep for a couple hours until cool

Strain and funnel the liquid into a jar or bottle

Add one tsp of Witch Hazel for every cup
of  Rose Water 
Keep refrigerated (keeps approximately two weeks) And enjoy as a
refreshing Facial splash


  Beloved, I wish above all things 
and be in health, even as thy soul prosper
 that thou mayest prosper
Do You Know JESUS?

Listen to Sunday CHURCH 
with Pastor  CHARLES PRICE
of the Living Truth Ministries

With joy shall ye draw water
out of the wells of salvation,
                                                                Isa. 12:3

Herbal Oils for Health & Beauty

All photos by Linnie

Check out pt I & II:
A Visit to Mumford Part I

A Visit to Mumford Part II
(All Photos by: Linnie Nolan)