While reading a blog celebrating the Belle Grove Plantation ghostly heritage, an old profession jumped out at me: An English Drysalter. I never heard of this before and wanted to know more, so I researched it a bit. The only thing I could find with a click of a mouse online was dictionary entries and also other blogger enthusiasts looking for the same information. I found one web site, however, that seems to pretty much sum it up and offers some history of salt and its uses. Here is the link to the website on salting:

http://www.salters.co.uk/TheCompany/CompanyHistory/tabid/66/Default.aspx