Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

I noticed a red gooey substance at the base of one of my pine trees. A Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), also known as a western yellow pine. I saw it but didn’t take the time to look closely until a few weeks later. Ever do that? See something, but you’re too ‘busy’...
Living on a Pine Tree

Living on a Pine Tree

Pine Trees I live in a Yellow Pine Forest that is made up of Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines primarily, but there are other Pines here, too. Coulters & Sugar Pines also live in these hills. Not too far down the road are Pinyons. At higher elevations there are Limber...
A Journey into Making Skincare Products

A Journey into Making Skincare Products

I was surprised to learn the cosmetic industry is not heavily regulated. And so, I asked myself, “Does this mean we can’t trust what’s on the labels of skin care products?” The short answer is NO. So, we have to do our research before using skin care products, because...

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