Category: Background


1917 Map of Pinus Monophylla Range–tags the massive deforestation of Nevada’s Pinyon Forests–sent to Nevada State Legislature

  This is the native range of the soft shell pinyon pine nut.  Note the heavy green coloring all over the State of Nevada and the previous post from the same publication, which reports the soft shell pinyon pine grow low on the foothills o… more »

Scanned Pine Trees of the Rocky Mountains Pinus Monophylla elevation 2,000– 7000 and the Nevada Resolution to turn trees into fuel for power plants

  Today I happened upon a draft resolution by the Nevada State Energy and Forestry Committee.  It said, every year 100,000 acres of over mature pinyon crowd out other plants. It went on to say the State of Nevada was desirous of a biomas… more »


Another Look at American Pinyon Tree Historical Elevation Range–2000 to 7000 feet

Research done during the early 1900's supports the native range of pinyon trees is much greater than the range scientists of later years realized.
  I picked up a 1917 Government Publication on Pines of the Rockies.    Hopefully, get it scanned (great maps of Nevada pinyon!) and uploaded on this blog for everyone.  Noted the range of pinyon from 2,000 - 7,000 feet.&#16… more »


Distilling Fresh Hand Harvested Spring Leaf from Hamamelis

  With such a beautiful harvest, how could we produce anything other than wonderful!  These young spring leaves from Hamamelis Virginia are simply glorious.   We are the only people who hand harvest fresh spring leaves for dis… more »


World tour in Witch Hazel Monographs profile for cortex, folium and distillate aka (witch hazel usp) knowing what is what in formulating with witch hazel - pure products require proper formulas

  Cortex - EU Monograph - Spring collection of bark from twigs, branches and stem (trunk) WHO - World Health Organization - Monograph, Folium et Cortex Hamamelidis Definition Folium… more »


Witch hazel manufacturing–witch hazel USP, BC, WHO–No, witch hazel is not a uniform natural medicine–A Tribute to its active ingredients

  Witch Hazel has been an interesting study as we compared  manufacturing practices to legal formulas  around the globe .  One can make medicine from the leaves, twigs and bark (not pulp wood) and the part used to make the medici… more »


How Hazel Nut Leaf became “witch hazel” on the world stage

  A few years ago, we discovered an online seller of herbs, was offering certified organic witch hazel that was in fact, hazel nut tree leaf.  Given the two plants are share only the word "hazel" we were dumfounded that this bo… more »


Harvests @ A Wild Crops Farm - 100% Prunus Americana Flos Distillate –

Spring time in the Ozarks for A Wild Crops Farm is all about wild plum flower harvesting. We have known Cory since he was in kindergarden .
Over the last week, we harvested and distilled almost 600 lbs of wild plum flowers.  We never make claims about the properties of our floral waters. This year's plum is out of blooming order .  The natural order is first red bud and dogwood, then plum fl… more »


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4-20-13 A Day Harvesting Plum Flower Blossoms –Dent County Mo 65560

  Today's wild plum pick - 40 lbs. Everyone is coming back and saying how much fun they had. They are kids, not one yet 20.  They are in the fields off the dirt roads in the Ozark Spring. I know wild plum is joy, it is the delight of life… more »

Plum Blossom Harvesting 2013: Young men harvest Ozark wild flowers for their essences

  Harvested wild plum flowers from April 18, almost 40 pound.  Plum flowers are then distilled for their aromatic properties and shared with aroma therapists from around the world.  The harvesters can either receive payment for their… more »

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