Today I have been preparing for a dairying presentation tomorrow August 6, 2011 at the annual Family Table Food Festival in Fredericksburg, VA. And harvesting some tansy was part of my preparation. This bed of tansy looks far different from the picture that I posted in my blog It’s Spring! Time for Tansy in April 2011. The tansy that I harvested today, I will be using to demonstrate its use in the storage of cheese to aid in keeping insects from the wheels. And I am hoping that 21st century flies and insects are deterred by this 18th century method.
If you live near Fredericksburg, VA, come out and visit my dairying demonstration in the historic district from noon to 4 pm.
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