Becca Wolford | Waking Times
Early this morning, on my routine act of browsing the net, I came across a link about a new 3-episode show hosted by (my favorite!) Mike Rowe – yes, he’s the Dirty Jobs host – and the title of the show is, “How Booze Built America.” It appears to be very interesting, with lots of historical content. Here is a blurb about the show:
“Did you know that the Puritans landed the Mayflower early on Plymouth Rock … because they ran out of beer? Or that Johnny Appleseed was actually creating farms to sell hard apple cider? Mike Rowe does, and he’ll walk you through all of this and more. He’s proven that dirty jobs can be fun. He’s ready to do the same for history.” ~ Discovery.com
Now, this caused me to fire off some neurons…booze was only ONE aspect in the history of our fine country. What about HEMP?
Hemp was a critical component of our history, agriculture, economy, and environment. It was used for food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and so on.
Let’s look again at this phrase: “Did you know the Puritans landed the Mayflower early on Plymouth Rock … because they ran out of beer?”
Do you know HOW they were able to sail to Plymouth Rock? HEMP!