Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Showers and Musical Hours

If you missed last night's Mountain Music & Medicine Show, you missed a great show! The North Georgia Children's Choir came out of the rain and sang harmony; they were followed by a band called Playing On The Planet, the team of Ron Hipp and Carol Statella, and the Hobohemians brought their infectious rhythms. I say "infectious" because everyone on stage began dancing! I must figure out how to distill some of that energy and add it to my next batch of Wizard Water©.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Coyote Calls

I just met a cowboy who yodels. It brings the cattle home, he says, and helps to keep coyotes at bay

“How is that?” I asked.

“I don’t know,” he replied. “All I know is, you howl like an angry female coyote, and those fellas will skedaddle out of there.”

I should have known, but will keep it in mind.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wizard Water Spring Tonic

Spring is here at last! If a long winter of salt pork and beans has given you a bad case of scurvy, may I suggest Doc Johnson’s Wondrous Wizard Water Spring Tonic©. The Tonic has the same ingredients as plain Wizard Water©, but with the addition of sarsaparilla, sassafras, mint and ramps. Sarsparilla treats arthritis and gives you lots of energy. Sassafras clears the lungs and reduces scurvy. Mint refreshes the mind -- and good, strong, garlic-flavored ramps strengthens the body's resistance to illness by keeping people far, far away.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Spring is here, and since the nights are now above freezing and flowers are blooming, it is time to plant Wizard Water seeds. They grow quickly – so quickly that someone needs to remain on hand to harvest the product as soon as it is ready. The plants usually reach fruition within days or sometimes even hours of planting, depending on the outdoor temperature and soil conditions. I tried to get my mule Bleb to watch over the crop last year, but he ate the sprouts before they could mature.
Therefore, I will guard the crop myself, even if it means keeping watch by night and day. If you see me sleeping in a field sometime in the next week, just remember that I am really hard at work.

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