Nikolai Astrup (Norwegian) - Rhubarb
Nikolai Astrup (Norwegian) – Rhubarb

I have been thinking spring and have also been thinking of the tart rhubarb waiting in our frozen ground.  Waiting for the warm spring sunshine to just burst out and grow.

My granny told me some stuff about rhubarb I would like to share with you!

When taken internally in small doses, rhubarb acts as an astringent tonic to the digestive system, when taken larger doses rhubarb acts as a very mild laxative. The root can be taken internally for the treatment of chronic constipation, diarrhea, liver and gall bladder complaints, hemorrhoids, menstrual problems and skin eruptions due to an accumulation of toxins. Note that this remedy should not used by pregnant or lactating women, or patients with intestinal obstruction. Used externally, rhubarb root can be used in the treatment of burns.
Relieving Tea
Psyllium Seed 3 parts
Licorice Root 3 parts
Rhubarb Root 2 parts
Senna Pods (crushed) 2 parts
Angelica Root 2 parts
Drink as a simple infusion in the evenings

 This writer must declare that I have
absolutely absolutely no medical learning,     
so if you are going to be using my recipes,
you had best use them with your judgment
and not mine!!! I am just telling you what my
granny said!


History Continues…

Whitey Carlson Himself

made in MinnesotaBack in 2007, after Whitey’s passing, J.T. purchased Carlson Leather from Whitey  Carlson’s sister. Carlson Leather had been a long-standing  and well-loved institution in the Ely area and around the globe, and we are always thrilled  to take our bags back for the Blueberry Festival. There we receive  many warm stories of Whitey from his friends and customers

This year, we will be able to take yet another iconic piece of Minnesota history with us to the Blueberry Festival.  The Original Dome Bag!

Our Original Dome Shell Bag

After the dome went down a smart group of entrepreneurs bought all the fabric from the dome.    Recently we were contacted by this group and  to produce Domer Bags.  (thanks to Melody for her courageous and open ability to talk to perfect strangers) We are currently in production of this line.   These bags will be found in select stores in the Twin Cities area.  This new product is the same high quality of our own Lost Creek patterns and will be of the same high quality you have come to expect from us, with the addition of the nearly indestructible Teflon coated fiberglass of the dome roof itself.

Our Original Dome Overnighter
Our Original Dome Overnighter

Please stay posted for a listing of the stores you will be able to buy them from, (including the Blueberry Festival) ,and when they will be available!

History is important and we are happy to help continue our great Minnesota traditions! We believe that a piece of history is a piece of our heart!

Big Island Big Island

eastonLast weekend we attended the Albert Lea Historical Faire.  This low key event is boomeralways a highlight of our long winter.  Two days of seeing old friends, doing a little horse trading, and just having a great time.  This weekend always causes me to hurry summer!pard

Marta I wish I had a picture of you!  Such fun I had chatting with you.

We had a wonderful time!

tilly and kate