Monthly Archives: February 2004

Soap Origins

SOAP In the past most families made their own soap.  This was only possible when they had enough ashes from which to make potash or lie (check that).  This was usually at the end of the winter hence the term … Continue reading

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A Cornish Garden Thought

GARDENS OF THE SOUTH WEST Sitting at the bottom of Trebaha Glen you look out to the sea from the Helford River.  The sky full of puffy grey and white clouds and is reflected in the multi colours of the … Continue reading

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Bees & What They Do

HIVE PRODUCTS The native British bees are also found in, say, places like Norway and Sweden, so they are well adapted to the British climate. A bee keeper will selectively breed looking for a hive where the workers come out … Continue reading

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