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September 2010

Volume 1, Issue 6

ARTs MUSIC crafts LEISURE festivalS mtn. BIKING motorcycling horseback riding oUTDOOR SPORTING & More random stuff.

Blind Pig & The Acorn - p. 3 by “Tipper” Pressley

Lasting Marriage - p. 9 by Carol Hatcher

Wildcrafting - p. 4 by Eve Miranda

Use our Map for Fun & Safety, In case of an accident & no cell service, find a Hospital nearby.

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MIXED TONGUE & GROOVE & drywall in this 2/2 on 1.04 Ac. Basement partially finished w/one car garage, wood floors throughout, real woodburning fireplc, wraparound porch, screened porch. Easy care yard with paved driveways. MLS #200924 only $259,900

ADD HORSES to this 13 Ac w/beautiful country home w/3 car gar, 2-story 6-stall barn w/tack rm, 3-bay equipt bldg, fenced pastures, 2 lg ponds, bordered X 2 creeks. Hardi-Plank siding & rock columns on house & exterior fireplace. MLS #202055 only $695,000

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Check us out! We’re trying something New! On the cover MHH (Mountain Home & Hobbies) we are hitting up the good city folk now for stories and advertising... No surprise that there are tons of outdoor liesure things to do in the city; outfitter stores, parks and recreation, as well. But my heart will alway be in the mountains, to help keep you mom & pops in the public eye as much as possible. And why not?! If you’re like me you’re kinda torn between city and country life... they both have their perks. Most country folk visit the city from time to time and the beautiful north Georgia mountain area is one of the best nature escapes for any city-dweller. Keep us in mind for your advertising needs, any kind of print or web work. Thanks for your support. Cat & Rick

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Over the past few days-a feeling of fall has arrived in the Southern Highlands of Appalachia. The time between the end of summer and when fall truly begins isn’t one of my favorite times of the year. Most of the garden-veggies and flowers-are at the end of their life cycle. The landscape takes on a look of death as it begins to die back for a season of sleep. As each summer ends, I find myself saving seeds just like Granny taught me. Although, I’ve read detailed instructions for seed saving-I use the simple method Granny did. For most of the flowers-I look for dried blossoms-pulling them apart to reveal the seeds. This method works well with Marigolds, Zinnias, Purple Coneflowers, Black-eyed Susans, and Cosmos. Read more online... by visiting: www.BlindPigandtheAcorn.com - By Appalachian Blogger, Tipper


WILDCRAFTING With Eve Miranda

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Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa) Butterflyweed, Wnd Root, Tuber Root Parts Used: Dried roots

This plant was named after the Greek God of Medicine - Asclepias, related to Apollo. The American doctors long ago gave great respect to this plant because of its ability to save lives. Its chief value is in bronchial and pulmonary complaints. Its powerful sweat inducing and expectorant properties have ensured that it continues to be used for colds, flu, and respiratory problems. The native people still use it to treat pleurisy and deep chest infections. We use one teaspoon of chopped, dried roots to one pint of boiling water, for fifteen minutes. Then we add some licorice, mullein, elderberry to the mix, and let it steep for another ten minutes. Strain and drink one cup twice a day till relieved. I also include this plant in my landscaping because of its brilliant orange flowers and its ability to attract butterflies, hence another common name, butterfly weed. Remedies here claim no cures nor substitue for medical/doctor care.

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The Green Column

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by Richard C. MacCrea, Andrews Valley Initiative

Are you thinking of building or remodeling? The best time to start working on lower energy costs is before the plans are made. The greatest savings for the least cost starts with how the building sits on the site. By putting the most glass where the warm winter sun shines, the least where the hot summer sun shines, and designing the roof to keep summer sun off the house, heating and cooling costs can often be cut in half. Add protection from cold winter winds, allow cool summer breezes, and you have a building that not only costs much less to heat and cool, but it is much more comfortable. Is there more that can be done? Yes. A little more money spent on good quality spray foam insulation, windows, and doors, and some homes hardly need heat or air conditioning at all. Air tight, well insulated buildings are much easier and less costly to keep comfortable. Following these principles first usually brings the greatest increases in efficiency for the least cost. It might also leave enough budget to afford some other green features. Everyone asks about solar and wind. In most areas of our mountains, the best of these options is a solar water heater with an electric tank water heater for backup. Attaching this system to radiant floor heating system can also be very efficient. The system is simple, very efficient, and might help you qualify for some tax credits. And everyone loves radiant floor heat! Geothermal heat pumps are also very efficient ways to heat and cool your home or building. They usually add thousands to the cost of a typical home. By using the ground temperature, they can extract heat all winter long. They are a great option where it is not possible to design the glass for solar. By adding spray foam insulation, the geothermal system can be smaller, and cost a little less. If you are buying new appliances, why not choose energy efficient models? Have you considered an induction stove, a smaller convection/ microwave oven instead of the standard oven? You might enjoy a basement root cellar too. You can also have a switch to shut off the outlets to your electronics. Many of these electronics use electricity even when they are not running. In some homes this can consume more than $20 per month. All of these are convenient ways to save energy. Another field being studied is energy efficient lighting. At this time fluorescent lighting is the best deal for most buildings. But this might soon be surpassed by LED lighting. Meanwhile the engineers have gone back to the laboratories and are developing some super efficient incandescent bulbs. Our next column will consider our Greening of Andrews Valley Program. Your question might be the perfect topic for a future column. Email me. Richard C. MacCrea is the director of The Greening of Andrews Valley, a program of Andrews Valley Initiative. He works in the field of energy efficient, green building. rmaccrea@verizon.net

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