June 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm 3 comments

Here are a couple of photos from when I was washing the fleece the other day. I was told to put boiling water in a bowl/tub, put the fleece in, being careful not to agitate it too much in case it felted, leave it until the water cooled, then replace the water with lukewarm water, then again with cold water, changing it until it was clear.

It was amazing how clean it got, just from soaking. The bottom photo is the clean fleece drying – you can see how the white glints in the sun! – and the top one is the unwashed fleece, but it’s mostly brown, so not a great comparison… 😉

Here is my lunch from yesterday. Seems like everybody (well, GTM and MrsL) are posting photos of what they eat atm. I probably won’t do a whole week’s worth, but I was proud of this one, because the salad was from the garden, so were the chives, I cured the bacon myself and Scientist Boyfriend had made the bread. Bought ingredients: 1/2 carrot, walnut, butter, oil and vinegar for salad dressing.

And this one…. Well… Is this not just the perfect spot for a little lemon tree?…..


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mara  |  June 28, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Ever since you mentioned lemon trees in your other post I have been sizing up spots in the house that might be suitable!

  • 2. sproutingbroccoli  |  June 28, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    They’re catching…

  • 3. Rosie  |  June 29, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    No room in the house – but plenty of space (at the moment) in the polytunnel!

    We too have ,at last, been eating lots of our own produce – satisfying isn’t it?!

    (Green) Rosie – from Downsizer and SSish (occassionally!)


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