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.-
“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
(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
Do You Know JESUS?
With joy shall ye draw water
out of the wells of salvation,
|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)