Plastic is oft maligned – even we were highlighting the negative side of the material in our post last week about reusable shopping bags. But there are many positives too of course – plastic is an incredible material. It’s versatile, lightweight, comes in an almost unlimited array of colours and can be moulded into any shape. Here are some favourite finds on a trawl through Etsy.
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Wool Week starts today so I’m going to recount a relevant story of something that happened to me recently.
As lots of you readers will know, many of our daily dog walks take place in the hills and farms up above our home. The farmland is populated by hundreds of sheep – and each year, from around April, there are lots of cute lambs too!
A few weeks ago one of these lambs – who by September had become quite big and fat – somehow got his head stuck inside a hollow tree trunk. You could hear his plaintive bleating a mile away. We walked towards him, I got hold of him around the waist to stop him squirming and gently wriggled his head free. Fudge was the epitome of good behaviour as all this excitement was going on!
Although I see sheep almost daily, I’d never actually held on to one. His coat was so soft and warm – no wonder we make all sorts of clothing and homewares from their shorn wool!
Anyway, disaster was averted, the lamb was freed; he skipped off towards his mother without even a nod of thanks… the ungrateful little thing! 😉
The successes of the summer crops on our allotment have been inconsistent. It started well with bountiful berries & currants. From there it went gradually downhill with indifferent potato yields and then absolutely abysmal with just a handful of tomatoes saved from a blanket of blight.
We’re now planning our autumn planting scheme and want to grow some garlic, onions and shallots. Perhaps even try our hand at some container-grown asparagus.
Hopefully our next harvest will be better than the last!