Mar. 20, 2017

Broom sage

Below is a pic of field of broom sage, which is quite common in this area.   While broom sage may not be all that impressive in its areas of growth, it was used often the early half of the 1900's to make brooms for sweeping the floors of homes in our area.  My step-grandfather, John Henry Abrams, walked the countryside in the Red Hill area, cutting profuse amounts of the straw, bringing it home and using string to tie it into small handbrooms for sweeping floors, firesides, and porches.