The Art of Dowsing

One of the things that kept coming up during my research this week was the (apparently) erroneous belief that everyone in the Middle Ages drank beer and never touched water as the water supply was contaminated. It made me start thinking about the demand for water in Medieval days. How did they get it? What did they use it for? I thought to check on […]

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Tools, Techniques and Processes: What’s It About

Welcome to the new Friday topic! I have wanted to be able share some of the pre-Industrial technologies and traditional practices that people relied on to make their survival possible and their lives perhaps a bit more comfortable. These are the things that people did in order to make use of the bounty that the earth gave them and the ways they employed to make […]

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