Farming and gardening, animal husbandry, forestry
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-15 07:41
A British website offers an historic view of the breeds of animals which shared their lives with Iron Age people. These included sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, horses and fowl. The article includes photos of these breeds' ancestors.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-09-17 11:13
Scholars and writers researching currency exchange and commodities prices will want to take a look at Rutgers University's Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank which has compiled commercial data primarily from northern Europe and Venice.
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Mon, 2006-07-10 16:50
Alberta, Canada beekeepers are hoping the province's move to allow a cottage wine industry to develop for an ancient beverage will create a buzz among liquor connoisseurs.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-07-01 07:57
Over 1,000 horses and their owners have gathered in Reykjavik, Iceland to take part in the largest-ever Landsmót, or Icelandair Horse Festival, itself the largest gathering of Icelandair horses in the world.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2006-06-19 15:29
Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Sun, 2006-06-18 13:54
"Chag HaGez" in Maale Levona*
Monday, June 26, 2006
30 Sivan 5766
Starting at 16:00
Special concert by Shlomo Shavit
A bus will be leaving from Jerusalem at 15:00 (fee for the bus
and happening is 20NIS p/p or 100 NIS per family)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 18:53
Nathan Santamaria, a reporter for National Public Radio, reports on his search for rare natural dyes in a Kabul, Afghanistan market. Listen to the All Things Considered report and view photos online.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 07:25
Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 15:23
The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-03-23 18:41
On its website, Trivium Publishing offers suggestions for enjoying the medieval experience by using your sense of smell through an article entitled Smell of the Middle Ages by Jacquelyn Hodson.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 03:35
A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-15 19:05
On June 17, 2006, the Department of Horticulture and the Center for Medieval Studies at Penn State University will host an Open House. The public is invited to attend from 2:00-4:30 pm.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-04 18:48
Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-19 22:01
The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.
Submitted by Aoife on Mon, 2006-01-16 14:01
Dame Aoife has been a busy lady with holidays and her modern-world job, but this week she's back with a pre-springtime Links edition devoted to medieval gardens.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-13 17:37
As Britain celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Tree Week, one Cumbrian farmer is making a valuable contribution to the regeneration of the county's woodland - and uncovering some fascinating facts about the region's industrial heritage into the process, as well as pits dating back to 1350 A.D.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-12-12 19:27
The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.
Submitted by Adara on Wed, 2005-11-23 11:06
Indulge in handcrafted artisan soaps for thy bath, from peasant to royalty and everyone in between. Here you will find soaps made using a combination of ancient wisdom and modern standards of purity. Let the village wise woman at Green Haven bring you earthen creations for body and soul.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-09 13:33
A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:15
Did you ever wonder what goes in to the upkeep and training of a horse? Do want to learn how-tos of hound coursing? Maybe falconry fascinates you and you've always wanted to see one hunt on the wing. These and other topics along with hands-on-demonstrations will be yours when you come to the first annual Horse, Hounds and Hawks Collegium to be held in the Shire of Stormsport on October 29-30, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 12:19
A year-long project by five experts has uncovered what life was like on a Welsh farm in the year 1620. The article by Megan Lane is part of the BBC series Tales from the Green Valley.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 17:10
Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-09 08:19
Archeologists have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement on Coulsdon's Farthing Downs near London, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-06 09:10
The Gardens of Ninfa, once thought to be one of the most beautiful in Italy, are being restored, thanks to the efforts of three generations of women.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 15:19
Archaeologists have discovered an Iron Age settlement on farmaland near the English city of Cheltenham.
Submitted by Batujin on Sun, 2005-06-19 11:36
Israeli researchers say they have succeeded in growing a date palm from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-06-08 12:45
English Heritage workers have replanted a garden at Mount Grace Priory, near Northallerton.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-30 14:03
An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 11:05
The National Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. kicked off a six-month long celebration of its 25th anniversary May 21, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-05-18 05:22
Gwyneth, Autocrat for Gleann Abhann's Crown List, has announced that attendees will not be allowed to bring animals to the site.