In our busy everyday lives, we seem to have become alienated from our deepest instincts, such as marking the changing seasons by harvesting, storing, cooking and making, and in communal festivals and thanksgiving.
Although we are thankful that labor-saving devices and modern comforts make our lives easier, we are still drawn to the simplicity of earlier times when our food was free from additives and preservatives and country crafts were still taught us by our elders.
The Country Store: Yes, Cloves has all of today’s needs; do it yourself photocopies, everything you might need for your home; brooms, mops, etc. It also has fabric, do it yourself photocopies and much more. The Country Store, captures this yearning for a simpler, more satisfying way of living in tune with the rhythm of the seasons and the spirit of nature, and provides practical instruction for creating that old time country feeling with food, gifts, beauty products and home decorations, to the simplicity of earlier times when our food was free from additives and preservatives and country crafts were still taught us by our elders.
The Kitchen, smells of grandmothers mouthwatering cooking or the smell of the country farm kitchen. Mouthwatering country fare; included, are herb-flavored oils and spices; chutneys, vinegars and pickles; flavored salts, mustards and butters; jellies, jams and candied fruit; apple cakes, flavored teas, and wholesome breads to enjoy all year round.
The Bathroom shows how to use aromatic herbs and flowers to create simple hand creams, bath oils, body scrubs, hair shampoos and rinses based on traditional recipes adapted to modern day requirements.