The Joys of Pine-resin!

The golden rule of foraging; take only what you need - of what there is available, take one third, leaving two thirds behind.   There is nothing quite like going out and foraging locally for your supplies. One of the first for me is always a trip around the local pines trees for some of their [...]

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February customs and folklore.

"End now the white loafe and Christmas pye, And let all sports, with Christmas dye." - Robert Herrick. February is a short month, except when it's a leap year... when that extra day creeps in - on that day, young maids, wanting to wed their man, are allowed to propose! Such was the custom before these [...]