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  1. The road less taken… and duckweeds, mushrooms and coconuts

    by , August 7th, 2016 at 03:18 AM
    At long last, after many busy weeks, we decide to go out to the grounds for some fresh air last weekend. The grounds are the not so distant football fields and the surrounding areas of the university, where we also had occasional picnics years ago. There is a small creek that runs through campus and some farms and forests beyond.

    Calling the guys up before sunrise, it is so different when many others have arrived before you. We bring some corn on the cob cooked the night before, but ...
  2. Sand and pebbles 2

    by , May 15th, 2016 at 07:20 PM
    Sand and Pebbles continued…

    Other trees I specifically noticed were the sweet-smelling ilang ilang tree, with pretty dull green to yellow flowers, often made into leis and garlands. On the way I saw only about 3, so thought how rare, but on the road back and the other side of the road where I now gazed, I counted about a dozen. There is of course more, but I am talking about those I could count. There were young and giant acacias, the aratiles which makes us nostalgic who grew ...

    Updated February 6th, 2017 at 02:03 AM by mar09

  3. Sand and Pebbles

    by , April 21st, 2016 at 11:19 PM
    Sand and Pebbles 1

    by mar09
    , 3 Weeks Ago

    Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew… Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food…

    There is a children’s folksong so popular entitled Bahay kubo, meaning nipa hut, but the lyrics actually names vegetables planted around the hut! (Try this Bahay Kubo, the illustrated version / Philippine Medicinal Plants / StuartXchange)
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  4. from Biblical Medications and Uses Today-dates

    by , February 21st, 2016 at 09:28 PM
    Let me blog this from the above titled thread.

    I wonder what else they do with dates nowadays... I found this in Moldenke: The palm tree (Heb. elot) is unquestionably the date palm Phoneix dactylifera. Being peculiar in the erect mode of its growth, with branchless taperign stem to 80 ft or more...its fruit weighing 30-50 lbs, is the chief article of food for innumerable tribes of arabia and northern africa... the kernel is said to be more nutririous than barley... it is also what the ...