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)


  1. How wonderful! Do the petals have to be new ones, or can they be a bit old ones in the bush itself?

    Thank you for the visit to the apothecary and the printing shop. All so delightful! :)


  2. Thankyou Maria!
    I have missed you, and I tried to leave you a comment today but I couldn't get it to work! I hope you find this message so I can let you know that I have been thinking of you!!
    Hugs and Love Linnie

  3. Dearest Linnie!

    I am so sad about not being able to leave comments...some people like you are still having trouble. BUT WHAT A GRAND POST MY DEAR..Shakespeare, ROSES, MICE, OLD HISTORICAL SITES, what more can a lover of beauty want....and the ROSE WATER...can one make LAVENDER WATER TOO?????

    Come visit me...if you can leave a comment and tell me true, can one make lavender water blue?

    HUGS and give a big hug to Jeri and Christie for me too! Anita

  4. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures,the rose water recipe and especially the Holy word....blessings...

  5. What a wonderful tour! Thank you for taking us along!

  6. Hello Ashton House Gal :-D
    (I couldn't find your name)
    Thankyou for visiting me, and your nice comment. I came over to your blog but was unable to leave a comment there, but I do just LOVE
    your new Tabatha the Treadle!!!
    Nice to meet you! Blessings Linnie

  7. Great post!! Sarah loves your mousiekins stories! Keep it up!
    Love Ya

  8. Wow! What a lovely blog to have stumbled upon today...I'm your newest follower!
    --Lee Ann

  9. Oh I do love your adventures with your mice.Darling!Thanks for taking a walk with me and my imagination.You do know Most of it is my IMAGINATION(as spounge Bob would say.)Your posting will be taken care of if you Press theStay connected button so you turn it off? Get it? After word verification HMMM I'm not too good at explaining,sorry.

  10. It was so great too see you again and dance! Once again your blog is so beautiful and your pictures are amazing! Hugs to you and looking forward to another outing! Dancing at my place, so cool! Hope it doesn't rain! Bring your camera, lots to photograph in our little space! You will be suprised!

  11. I really love all three of your Mumford Village postings, especially of the houses and the furniture. I wish more bloggers would showcase the museums in their area!
    Thank you for following my Passion for the Past blog, but have you seen my blog on Greenfield Village?
    It is an open-air museum here in Michigan - - here is the link:

  12. Dear sweet Linnie,
    Oh, how husband and I love visiting historical communities!
    Just to step back in time for a little while, would be so wonderful!
    How sweet miss Millie looks in her Tasha Tudor working shawl...busy as a little bee collecting the loveliest rose petals. Now that we have some roses set out...I will try this recipe:)))
    Much love and hugs and blessings dear friend,

    That Anita is the dearest thing!

  13. Dear Linnie,

    Mumford Village is a wonderful place! I could use a few of those apothecary cabinets. . . :) I love the Shakespeare quote, and the scriptures. We've been studying Shakespeare this month in homeschool, so it's always fun hearing more from him.

    I've never made rosewater, although I did make some rose elixir from honey and vodka this spring from the wild roses in the woods next door. I'll have to see if I can borrow someone else's roses now to make something pour les toilettes!



    p.s. Those Mousekins are such sensible folk; tell them that Tevye has been hiding out in the basement of late, keeping cool!

  14. Dear Linnie , How exciting for you to be moving. I know that can be stressful but soon you will be settle and when you get our art supplies out, you will be *ready* to use it!!!
    This post is amazing. How nice of you to take so many pictures. What a tour... makes me *travel* in time... a time that will not be repeated ever again. it reminds me to enjoy TODAY!
    warmest hugs to you!!!

  15. I love living museums and thank you for sharing yours with us. I try to imagine what it was like back then.


  16. Dear Linnie and the Mousekins,

    Again, another wonderful post about Genesee Country Village! We love the old apothecary and the print shop! Your roses are lovely and the Mousekins are so delightful harvesting roses and making rose water! Your old blue and white snowflake stove is a beauty and looks fabulous with the copper kettle! We enjoyed your rose water making!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie the Mouse at the Corgyncombe Courant

  17. Dear Linnie and Mousekins, what busy beavers you are, making rosewater on that FABULOUS stove! I have to control my envy, as I have never seen such a jewel in the kitchen. I am also waiting for photos of your historic house, how wonderful it looks! ( photo you emailed me) And the 3 windowed studio is something I would love, mine is so very dark. As always, I love these Museum visits. Historical places are so dear to many of us, I am grateful that communities supply the time, effort and money involved in keeping them up.

  18. Thanks for following! Great pictures:-)

  19. Amazing! What a beautiful little place! I hope some day I'll get to see New England. LOVE those little wooden houses and all the woodwork...all the little details and little old things.
    I wanted to pop by and let you know that I've changed my blog to another location (its on my profile) but I'm keeping up with the tasha tuesdays!~ happy June to you!~

  20. There are times I wish there were olfactory sense detectors on my computer... Oh, to smell the scentl of your house when you prepared the rose water.