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I LOVE all things, Outlander. A one lass blog and podcast about the Diana Gabaldon Outlander book series (the big books, the novellas, and LJG books) and the Starz TV show with a side of Scotland. I especially love the medicine and historical aspects.
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No Place Like Home Ep 174

No Place Like Home Ep 174

2019-05-0501:13:47

The Fiery Cross Week 10 Chapters 17 & 18 Chapters: 17 - Watchfire 18 – No Place Like Home Summary:  The Gathering and the longest day draws to a close. Jamie ponders the act of surrender. There is a call to duty. The caravan heads to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie happens upon a spirit-filled place. A gift for Claire is picked up amongst the trees. There is fear for what might be found at the Ridge. Homecoming is sweet and noisy. A wee posy for Claire. For what is a sponge?  Roger gives Brianna something practical and special. It’s not a dream. Setting: The settlement of Fraser’s Ridge, NC Active Characters: Jamie Claire Roger Brianna What’s Happening: The Gathering is winding down and Jamie takes notice. To surrender and not lose oneself. Jamie’s call to duty. Jamie has a spiritual encounter. A feisty wee kitten is found. Jamie’s reticence at returning home. The relief of homecoming and Mrs. Bug. A wee posy for Claire in light of the lost gift. The parallels of sponges. Plump like a hen. Roger’s posy to Brianna more practicality than romance. A dream and a gift discovered. Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image. Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
  The Fiery Cross Week 9 Chapters 15-16 Summary: A wedding feast is had by all. An evening calling of the clans occurs. Jamie makes a moving speech. The families of the Ridge are announced. Roger vows to always sing for her. Lactating breasts don’t care. Brianna takes matters into her own hands. Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Jamie Claire Roger Brianna Of Note: Jocasta puts on a large feast for the wedding couple. Jamie welcomes the Ridge families with formality. Brianna asks Roger to always sing for her. This wedding feels different than their first. Adventures in lactating breasts. Roger serenades Brianna. Brianna’s inability to orgasm during sex.   Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
Honorable Men Ep 172

Honorable Men Ep 172

2019-04-0701:27:10

The Fiery Cross Week 8 Chapters 13-14 Summary: The age-old argument of what makes the best barbecue unfolds. Beans are indeed a musical fruit. Memories endure and bond. Aunt Jocasta is a savvy woman. What makes an honorable man? Jamie makes a confession. A religious event occurs. Marriage cannot wait. Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Jamie Claire Rosamund Lindsay Ronnie Sinclair Roger Brianna Of Note: The great barbecue debate and the memories of Jamaica. The “beans” song. The bonding effect of Ardsmuir. The recollection of Roger telling Jocasta off and ceremony talk. Honorable men, Roger and Frank. The priest’s “jail” is discovered, and a plan is hatched. Jamie’s confession and true motive for wanting to find the priest. Roger and Brianna get married.  Interesting Links: The history of nightshades. More about nightshades. Styles of barbecue across the US. In-depth article about barbecue styles. Transubstantiation Catholic Liturgy   Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
Pride and Virtue Ep 171

Pride and Virtue Ep 171

2019-03-2501:01:59

The Fiery Cross Week 7 Chapters 11-12 Summary: Roger seeks a kindness from Jocasta. Jocasta shocks Roger and she gets a piece of his mind. The Gathering is drawing to a close. Claire’s guts are griping. Germaine sings a tune. The mobcap dies an ugly death. Jamie consoles Claire. Jamie has a plan for the Ridge. A deal is struck. Himself is in demand. Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Chapter 11 Pride Chapter 12  Virtue Active Characters: Roger Jocasta Claire Marsali Germain Jamie Joseph Wemyss Of Note: The importance of family as deduced by Roger after his encounter with Iain Mhor. Roger’s incorrect at believing the Regulators had not made it into the history books. Roger’s internal conflict about the Cameron wealth versus the Findlay family’s lack thereof. His request for Jocasta to help the family felt like the work of the Reverend. Canny Jocasta hatches a plan that won’t hurt the Joan Findlay’s pride. The private conversation between Roger and Jocasta. Claire’s ponderings. Claire’s interaction with Marsali, Germaine, and the teakettle. Jamie returning to camp with the priest. Jamie and Claire by the pool. Jamie and Claire discussing the militia and the Ridge. Josiah Beardsley and the deal. Interesting Links: Natural Remedies for Menstrual Pain Home Remedies Menstrual Pain Willow Bark Uses Yaffle Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
The Future is Coming Ep 170

The Future is Coming Ep 170

2019-03-1700:59:54

The Fiery Cross Week 6 Chapters 9 and 10 Summary: Claire uses a cautery iron. Claire receives gifts. Roger and Jamie recruit for the militia. Roger meets an interesting family. Where is Stephen Bonnet? Chapter 9: Germ of Dissent Chapter 10: Grannie Bacon’s Gifts Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Claire is treating a nasal polyp and thinking of the impending war. With satisfaction, she ended her work day. Jamie and Roger are seeking men to join the militia from the various families at the Gathering. Joan Findlay and her brother Iain. Eglantine and Pansy Bacon, along with their mother, Polly. Of Note: Claire’s foreknowledge of the American Revolution. She wonders if this is the beginning of what is to come. Claire slipping back into her 20th-century clinical mindset. Claire is likening the anti-Crown sentiments and actions of the Regulators to an infection that would take root and the process of the oncoming revolution like a flame that will burn through everything until the disease is excised cleanly before the open would is seared. Roger is an instant soldier. Knowing the significance of the current events upon the future weighs heavily. Roger’s experience with Auld Joan Findlay and her brother Iain adds more weight. His compassion shines through. He learns the burden of responsibility with the asking for men. Claire receiving Grannie Bacon’s gifts. Dauco/Wild Carrot/Queen Anne’s Lace – herbal birth control seeds. Claire is distressed over Jamie asking after Stephen Bonnet. Interesting Links: Children’s Lesson Plan and History - How to make a Mob Cap. Etsy Shops – Mob Caps eBay – Mob Caps Wild Carrot Exploration – Herbal Oral Birth Control Queen Anne’s Lace Information Wild Carrot - WebMD Reasons for the American Revolution Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.    
Past Present Future Ep 169

Past Present Future Ep 169

2019-03-1001:02:31

The Fiery Cross Week 5 Chapters 7 and 8 Summary: Claire greets an unexpected patient. Ghosts of Culloden emerge with 25-year-old shrapnel. Jamie is given orders. We meet an important pair. Roger questions his place in the family. A baby must eat after all. The MacKenzies of Leoch live on. Roger goes from zero to hero. Chapter 7: Shrapnel Chapter 8: The Factor Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Claire is working at her pop-up clinic. Archie Hayes comes to get shrapnel from Culloden removed after hearing how amazing Claire is through Farquard Campbell. Jamie Roger Duncan The Bug’s – Arch and Murdina Of Note: Hayes was 11 years-old at Culloden. Jamie saved him when Murchison shot him at point-blank range. Hayes giving Jamie the letter from Tryon to form a militia. The revelation to Hayes that Jamie didn’t remember much of Culloden and fills in the blanks for Jamie. Duncan is dressed to the 9’s for his wedding to Jocasta. Duncan calls to Roger and introduces him to the new factor for the Ridge. Arch’s wife is an extroverted talkative woman. Roger is upset and allows his mind to reel when he thinks Jamie thinks poorly of him and his thoughts lead to all sorts of insecurities about his abilities in this time. “A hopeless numpty?” Bug takes charge of Roger’s coat and the Jemmy situations. The big house has gained a housekeeper. The idea of Marsali breastfeeding Jemmy comes up because Brianna is not around. Roger’s insecurity increases when Mrs. Bug mentions how the baby will grow to be like him. There is a surprise in learning the MacKenzies of Leoch are somewhere in the Colonies or Canada. Roger becomes Captain MacKenzie. Interesting Links: Breastfeeding in Colonial America Militias of Colonial North Carolina Revolutionary War era North Carolina Militias Military Warfare History Culloden Battlefield Weapons Myths About the Battle of Culloden Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image. Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.    
For Old Times Sake Ep 168

For Old Times Sake Ep 168

2019-02-2401:36:52

The Fiery Cross Week 4 Chapters 5 and 6 Summary: Claire treats some interesting patients. There’s more to Goodwin than meets the eye. Brianna is grossed out. Roger and Brianna meetup. Celibacy or sex? Passion wins out. The implications of sex are made clear. Roger shares Frank's letter. Brianna is stunned. Roger comes to Frank's defense. What about the other man? Will there be another baby in the future? Chapter 3: Riotous Unrest Chapter 4: For Auld Lang Syne Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Claire Murray MacLeod (Apothecary) Brianna (and her breasts) Roger Of Note: Clinic patients (Trapper and dog, Mr. Goodwin) Clinical treatments ( Hillsborough Riot and Edmond Fanning Roger’s desire to claim Brianna in front of others. Roger and Brianna displaying their relationship. The significance of the embroidery silk and risks of childbirth. The path to sexual engagement on the heels of discussing celibacy. Breastfeeding as birth control. They are in between hand-fasting and marriage. The challenge of being sexually active and the risk to women in the 18th Discussing the wanting of another baby. Frank’s letter to the Reverend and the revelations that followed. Frank’s knowledge of Jamie. Why did he not tell Claire? A loving act of omission. The headstone. The may be other father Bonnet. Brianna’s path to forgiveness. The implications for Roger. Interesting Links: Sources of Iodine Colonial Dental Care History of Childbirth in America Breastfeeding and Fertility Breastfeeding as Birth Control Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question. THE INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC SEGMENTS ARE TAKEN FROM A PIECE BY DAMIANO BALDONI AT URL ON FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE. CURATOR: CCCOMMUNITY. COPYRIGHT: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL–NODERIVATIVES 4.0: HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-NC-ND/4.0/
The Fiery Cross Week 3 Chapters 3 and 4 Chapter 3: Bilious Humours Chapter 4: Wedding Gifts Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather. Active Characters: Claire  Brianna  Murray MacLeod and his patient. Roger  Duncan Innes  Of Note: Clinic set-up, syphilis, contraception, patient needs, and the care Claire gives. Cultural views on pregnancy. Claire’s clinic supplies The implication for Brianna if she had more children in the 18th century. Brianna’s medicinal charm. Roger running into Duncan Innes while about to go wedding gift shopping for Brianna. Interesting Links: Congenital Syphilis Sexually transmitted diseases of the British Colonies. Diseases of Colonial America. More on Disease of Colonial America Medicines of Colonial America Ancient Contraception Herbal contraception – email or leave me a voice mail if you would like a copy of the PDF. The Four Humors Bilious Cabochon Ruby Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image. Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
Loaves and Fishes Ep 166

Loaves and Fishes Ep 166

2019-02-1001:33:26

The Fiery Cross Week 2 Chapter 2 Summary: Breakfast is served, but not for Claire. Jamie desires an astrolabe. John Quincy Myers summons Jamie. A thief-taker threatens. Claire has a pop-up clinic. The unintended consequences of high taxes. A personal account of the riot is offered. Chapter 2: Loaves and Fishes Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 Characters: Claire is making breakfast, wanting to be in on the MacGillivray mayhem, and prepping for her clinic day. Jamie is borrowing food, making a list of these he wants to barter for, quashing the MacGillivray mayhem, and learning about Abel MacLennan’s story. Abel MacLennan is eating breakfast, soothing Marsali, and sharing his tax and riot tales. Private Andrew Ogilvie is eating breakfast and sharing the demise of the regiment. Lizzie is mooning over Private Ogilvie. John Quincy Myers is fetching Jamie to assist the MacGillivray family. Fergus is following Jamie into the MacGillivray’s situation. Marsali is helping with breakfast, feeding her baby, and talking to Abel. The MacGillivray Family is in a fix with the thief-taker. The thief-taker is being held by the MacGillivray family. Taxes and crooked lawmen are causing problems. Of Note: The 67th Highland regiment is disbanding. Safety Lizzie’s hormones. Foreshadowing The Hillsborough Riot aftermath. Story building and foreshadowing Jamie’s intended barters. The McGillivray mix-up. Shows protectiveness and Jamie’s abilities to fix a problem. Claire’s pop-up clinic. Emmenagogues – blue cohosh, ergot, pennyroyal, rue, and blue tansy. Marsali’s cracked nipples. Abel MacLennan’s story. Hillsborough Riot – a personal perspective. Interesting Links: Hillsborough Riot Ergot Abortifacients and emmenagogues. Anthelmintic herbs Anthelmintic for animals Astrolabe   Images are CC or Wiki Commons unless produced by ADoO or otherwise specified. Featured image.   Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.   The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question.
The Fiery Cross Week 1 Chapter 1 Before I begin the opening of TFC, I feel the need to address what we didn’t yet see in some form in S4 of the television show. Six chapters were not covered in the adapted material. And since Roger returned to River Run instead of the Ridge, they’ll be some changes to the order of things and surely some scenes will be omitted altogether. Jamie and Brianna’s reconciliation. Jamie bonding as a grandfather. Lord John returning to River Run and traveling with the group until he was to turn toward Virginia. Roger’s oath to the baby and claiming him as his own. Roger and Jamie accepting each other. Roger and Brianna hashing out their feelings and relationship while discovering who each other is now. Who doesn’t want to see Roger awkwardly stripping down the first time he is in Brianna’s intimate space while she breastfeeds the baby? Roger becoming acquainted with his baby. Claire and Jamie’s relationship advice to Roger. The big house being built. Jocasta getting engaged. Naming the baby. The beginning of the Gathering at Mt. Helicon. Days 1-4.  Update from Young Ian. Claire getting Frank's ring back.  Reuniting Lizzie with her dad. Jamie taking the baby gambling. Claire doctoring folks. The Highland Regiment Roger disclosing the contents of Frank’s letter to the Reverend to Jamie. Jamie making peace with Frank. Calling of the Clans How do you think the writers will fit it in? How do you think it will be adapted? What will end up being ignored? Chapter 1 Happy the Bride the Sun Shines On Setting: Mount Helicon, The Royal Colony of North Carolina, Late October 1770 Characters we see: Claire Frank Jamie Roger Brianna Marsali Fergus Germaine Jemmy 67th Highland Regiment Archibald Hayes Lizzie and her hormones. Duncan Innes The weather. Scenes: Claire converses with a ghost. Jamie dreams of becoming the King of Ireland. Roger and Brianna are to be officially married. Jamie doubts Roger’s abilities in the 18th. Governor Tryon’s letter. Jamie inviting people to breakfast. Germain's antics and family chaos.  Brianna’s diaper pin. Roger's wound.  Claire taking a moment to herself at the water. Hayes wanting to speak with Jamie. Please share your thoughts and comments to 719-425-9444 or contact@adramofoutlander.com. Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post. The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook. Join the A Dram of Outlander Community Please share posts, join the discussions, and follow this website and social media sites listed below! Facebook Page, Facebook Group,  Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ To financially support the podcast, go to my Patreon page. Call 719-425-9444 listener/reader line to leave your comment or question. THE INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC SEGMENTS ARE TAKEN FROM A PIECE BY DAMIANO BALDONI AT URL ON FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE. CURATOR: CCCOMMUNITY. COPYRIGHT: CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL–NODERIVATIVES 4.0: HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-NC-ND/4.0/
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