“Harvesting Milk Weed Stems”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A traditional woodsman cutting dried milk weed stems for cordage.

A large milk weed patch teased the traditional woodsman who stopped to cut a handful of dry stems for a cordage lesson in the wilderness classroom. Three swamps east of the River Raisin’s headwaters in the Old Northwest Territory, in the Year of our Lord, 1794.

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