Tree Resins from Eastern North America: Harvesting, Crafting, and Incense Making

The Druid's Garden

Jack Pine Resin - Abundant and Amazing smelling! Jack Pine Resin – Abundant and Amazing smelling!  I harvested this locally.

Burning incenses, particularly the burning of tree resins, has been known throughout the millennia as a sacred activity. Incenses are offered to the spirits, the land, the gods, the ancestors as a way of seeking communion and blessing. Today, most people who are interested in « natural » incenses gravitate towards resin incenses for their lasting effect, delightful smells, and natural origins. Resin incenses are typically the dried sap from trees: trees may be scored or drip naturally and the sap hardens, creating the resin (like Frankincense, Myrrh, Benzoin, Copal).  Others might be dried liquid from trees or fruit (like Dragon’s blood). When you burn the resin on a charcoal block, you get billows of incredible, sweet smelling smoke. Tree resins have an extensive history certain parts of the world, and are often highly revered by the cultures that produce…

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Oliver & Nubia: A triangle shaped box for extra fun!

Katzenworld

Hi everyone,

Its Nubia here today we a very special box! The other week we received a triangular box in the post from our friends at catpacks! 😮

I had never seen a box like that… But I immediately knew it was a special box just for me!

Oliver: Are you not forgetting about little me…

Nubia: No! This one is for me. 😮

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Nubia: Will you open this for me? ❤

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Nubia: Pretty please… I want to see what’s in there. 😀

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Nubia: Oh! It’s more paper… What’s in the bag? 😮

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Oliver: I wanna know too… Out of my way sister!

Nubia: Oi… Let me check it first.

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Nubia: TOYS! And food! ❤

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Oliver: Lets see…. there are sure a lot of high quality food items. 😀

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Nubia: Each pack comes with an A4 sheet with cool poems, tips & advice and it also…

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Nubia… Works well…

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Angel’s Top Cat Litter Tips with Cat’s Pride!

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Hello again,

I have something to talk to you about that is very important to us cats, but I need to go inside to show you what I am talking about. When something is this important to us cats we may not talk , but we can show you through our body language if we are happy or not.

Cat Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care Litter is one of those important things to us cats that we really care about. We want a fresh, clean and dust free litter besides a private location for our litter. Some litters are very heavy  for your mom and dad who has to buy it and carry it inside from the store. It can be very heavy if you don’t have someone strong to bring it in for you, but luckily Cat Pride has thought of you and has made it 50% lighter in an easy pour container.

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Cat…

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Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 104)

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. 😀

The easiest way to join TRT is by sending us photos to info@katzenworld.co.uk. Or just leave a comment with the link to the post / photo you’d like us to use. Additionally we have set up a linky app if you don’t want to make your photo public just yet. Click here for this.

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Meet Bernie! Sent in by Erica via Email. 🙂

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Ike was also sent in via email, by Josie. 🙂

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And here’s another great TRT entry from Anibundel: Pop Culturess! 🙂

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Fafnir joins us from Book Hoarder Blogging!

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Tummy, tummy, in the picture… Would you like us to rub you? 😀 This adorable photo comes from our Twitter friend

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Happy #TRT – Tummy Rub Tuesday (Week 103)

Katzenworld

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our newsletter yet, why not sign up by clicking here to never miss a TRT again. 😀

The easiest way to join TRT is by sending us photos to info@katzenworld.co.uk. Or just leave a comment with the link to the post / photo you’d like us to use. Additionally we have set up a linky app if you don’t want to make your photo public just yet. Click here for this.

One of our readers posted this video a few weeks ago in response to tummy rub tuesday. Couldn’t resist re-posting it. 😀

This cutie joins us from Following Seas.

This fluffy tummy joins us from Shopworn Designs.

This sweetheart is Vanilla from Fuzzy Tinking.

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Meet Ginger! This once little fella was sent in by our Twitter friend Beth.

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