Monday, 30 June 2008

A weekend miscellany

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I thought I would sort out some photos of what was going on yesterday, from wine-making to Car Boot Sale booty.

The big heavy horse shoe I found in the stream by Lime Kiln Field this week. It would have been made by the blacksmith who lived at the bottom of our hill.

The lovely butter mould I got at the Car Boot Sale yesterday for just £3. It is French (has 225 grams written in a lovely Copperplate on the bottom), and I intend to give it a good wash and use it.

This shows how it opens up to release the butter pat.

Plants waiting to be planted - Penstemon, Geum, Phygelus (?), Verbascum, etc.

A double lot of Elderflower Champagne.

My Sloe wine - I'm trying to empty the freezer a little bit. I shall put it in the demijohn this week.

This is an excellent craft book I picked up for £1 at the Car Boot Sale yesterday. It has information about hundreds of crafts - sufficient to get you started anyway. It might be way out of date on the designs, but the practical side is still relevent.

Here's the excellent book I bought at the Centre for Alternative Technology on Friday. I am looking forward to trying out some of the recipes and techniques.


MrsL said...

Nice butter mould, BB, that's lovely for only 3.00. Watch where you put the phygelius, it creeps about by underground stolons and pops up all over the place - don't plant it next to a lawn, trust me.........:0

Mam said...

I'm not familiar with the plants you got. Glad mrsl knew about that one. You really had a successful shop, didn't you? The butter mold is awesome.

Bovey Belle said...

Hah! It's next to the lawn!!! Ah well, I can dig up and put elsewhere. I have a lovely coral one I bought a few years back and that has wandered too.

Nancy - I "struck lucky" as a friend of mine would say. I love the mould and can't wait to use it.

Leanne said...

gorgeous butter-mold jennie!

Leanne x