The medicine in your back yard

| October 23, 2011

In preparing for a fantastic event at Fort Ligonier this weekend, I dug deep into some French medical literature, and came upon an herb that was used by the French called chiendent.  Translated, it is Quackgrass. Quackgrass is very common to everyone, as it grows in every grassy yard I’ve ever seen. The plant that […]

How much information is too much?

| July 29, 2011

The past few months have been a whirlwind of events and that pesky real life getting in the way.  I actually spent Niagara in resting mode (I needed a vacation to just sit and enjoy being in the 18th Century), but I’ve also done more first person interpretation at Historic Londontown in the weeks missing […]

Musings on Medicines- Apothecary overload

| May 10, 2011

Another Market Fair has passed, and lots of money has exchanged hands for goods.  My list of aquirements is fairly extensive, and I am happy to report that the majority was related to improving my surgeon’s impression.  However, this year seemed to be less about surgical tools (which was primarily because I’ve bought almost everything […]

Under General Braddock’s Command at the Carlyle Residence

| April 18, 2011

(Bloggers note:  This entry will discuss the history of nursing, in its dark underbelly of beginnings.  For any nurses reading my entries, I highly respect how important you are today and am grateful for everything you do!) While the majority of denizens of DC were staying up late to find out if they had jobs […]

Planning for the season ahead

| February 17, 2011

So here we are, less than a month until my first event of the season. I have most of my schedule put together, a wishlist of things to purchase/make and personal goals that I would like to accomplish, from a reenactor standpoint this year. Yet, I haven’t made it to panic mode yet. Why, I […]