Sassafras

26 Apr 19
deontoaustralia

Elphin Grove Farm in East Sassafras, Tasmania. Doesn’t that sound like the most magical place in the world one could live? Lesley and Ian Young and their son Matt and his family get to live there…and I got to visit for a few days at the end of my trip! I’ve already shown these first […]

26 Apr 19
Julia Locanto

Indiana Daily Student January 29, 2019 Indiana bird species could diminish over time because of unusually warm weather created by climate change, according to research from the Robert Cooper Audubon Society, an environmental organization dedicated to wildlife conservation. Early springs can disrupt migration cycles and when birds reproduce. The timing of food availability, such as […]

25 Apr 19
Black Matter

InSassafras, Cypress & Indigo, Ntozake Shange uses textile weaving as a source of strength and comfort for Sassafras when she is feeling low. After being abused and leaving her boyfriend Mitch, Sassafras leaves LA to be with her sister in San Francisco. “…the cold she felt continually reminded her of being alone – forsaken, she […]

25 Apr 19
Black Matter

In Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, Mitch is compared to divine powers that highlight his control over Sassafrass. Gods are above humans , they are at the top of the hierarchy. When Sassafras was explaining Mitch’s appearance she states, “his presence was that of one of those Olmec gods. Mitch thought of himself as […]

25 Apr 19
eticl

An herb made from the ground leaves of the young sassafras plant, Gumbo Filé is one of the “secret” ingredients that Southern Louisiana cooks use to flavor and thicken their gumbos and soups. Adds a deep, rich color, too! Gumbo Filé is essential if you are looking for that authentic, New Orleans quality.

25 Apr 19
eticl

With Pappy’s Instant Sassafras Tea Concentrate, you can make a perfect cup of healthful, refreshing tea in seconds! And, Pappy’s is extracted only from choice natural Sassafras bark. Pappy’s is an instant tea concentrate, so each 12 oz. bottle makes 12 refreshing cups of tea, just by adding water.
Pappy’s Sassafras tea concentrate is an excellent Atkins Diet friendly drink because it contains 0 Carbohydrates, Less than One Calorie per serving and is Caffeine Free. Pappy’s Sassafras Tea offers dieters a great alternative Low Carb drink to enjoy with their Low Carbohydrate foods. You can enjoy its aromatic flavor any time, day or night. Learn for yourself how down right satisfying this tasty brew can be.

24 Apr 19
Black Matter

In the scene in Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo when Mitch begins to beat Sassafrass, Ntozake Shange’s choice of adjectives describing Mitch’s physical presence and expressions contrast with the nature of his actions. The adjectives Shange uses to describe Mitch are favorable; if the adjectives were taken out of context from the rest of the scene, […]

24 Apr 19
Black Matter

There is a saying that people either “eat to live” or “live to eat.” Food fulfills a basic physical need of the body and provides nourishment. Aside from physical satisfaction good brings to a person, psychologically food offers so much more. The tastes, smells, places and people associated with certain food bring up strong emotions. […]

24 Apr 19
Lives & Legacies

With hindsight, the events of history often seem inevitable.  America was destined for independence from Britain.  All colonists were patriots who saw themselves as a nation and a people separate from the mother country.  This was absolutely not the case.  Colonists’ views on the appropriateness of independence evolved with events.  Over time, British identity gave […]

24 Apr 19
The Trail Mix

Day 8 Plum Orchard Shelter to Standing Indian Shelter Miles hiked: 12.2 AT Milage: 85.9 I slept SO well last night. I feel asleep before 8 and woke up around 7. I took melatonin, Tylenol, and night time cold medicine. I knew I needed to sleep very well to start getting better. For the second […]

24 Apr 19
Baffled Bear Books

From the book’s cover: When pianist Ginny Smith moves back to her mother’s house in Sassafras after her breakup with the degenerate Garth .. eccentric artist Harriet Brassington-Smythe is beside herself and contrives a creative collaboration to lift her daughter’s spirits: an exhibition of paintings and songs … As Ginny tries to prise the truth […]

24 Apr 19
Berries and Figs

I have 608 emails from Zillow in my inbox and yes, I’ve opened all of them. We want to find land to pursue forest gardening and community building. We are looking for a spot among the rolling hills and ridges of the central Piedmont region of Virginia, the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.
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24 Apr 19
Black Matter

In the fifth chapter of Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass Cypress & Indigo, Shange presents two senses of womanhood: “tired and stingy” as a singular organ for sex or childbirth and “rich and sensuous” through the craft of weaving. The disparity between these two senses in the way Shange presents them articulates “the necessity of [Sassafrass’] skill […]

24 Apr 19
Welcome

Event Date:  May 12, 2019 – 2:00pm By Tanja Musselman Sassafras is holding it’s kickoff fundraiser event titled: Brunch and Bingo with Bea. The talented Adam Whitney, as the outspoken Bea Arthur, will delight you in this two hour show featuring singing, acting, stories and bingo! This takes place on May 12, 2019 at 11:00am […]

23 Apr 19
Discover a Book

I’m on to the next Bronte book. This one is written by Charlotte Bronte’s sister, Emily. The writing is different from Charlotte’s. I don’t think it’s quite as poetic. And so far, the story of Wuthering Heights has been, how should I say it, ….disturbing and sad. I’m hoping it will get better. In the […]

23 Apr 19
Kentucky Pest News

Yellow poplar weevil, also known as sassafras weevil, is a small (1/8”), stout, black, snout beetle that can damage yellow poplar, sassafras, and magnolia. In spring, adults can be found on these trees or, when numerous, in buildings and on some other plants. They chew distinctive holes in leaves of their preferred hosts; these look […]