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Sunday, 15 September 2019

A visitor to the garden

It's been a long time since I've seen one of these little fellows alive and well, but it was nice to see him wandering around the garden doing damage to the slug population.


Phil.

Monday, 9 September 2019

The Admiral, the peacock and the painted lady.

It's been a wonderful year for butterflies and the 3 which seem most prevalent are the red admiral, the peacock and the painted lady. So nice to see such a wonderful display of colour from mother natures palette box.


The Red Admiral


The Peacock



The Painted Lady.


Phil.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Home made wheat flour.

No matter where I've been lately, along the coast, hedgerow or mountainside I seem to see wheat growing everywhere, I've been noticing it more and more over the past year or so, so I thought I'd have a little trial just to see how easy it is to grind my own flour. I'll do it on a small.scale first then increase the production later.


Wheat stalks with kernels dry and ready to harvest.


Just to show the kernels ready before winnowing 


4 heads produced this much wheat, I gathered more but I'll keep it for later.



I'll start with a little at a time in the pestle and mortar 



Doesn't take too long to grind it up


Didn't take too long to grind it up. The flour is still a little coarse but I'll grind it further. I've another 6oz of wheat to be milled, when I've done that I'll try making something with it. I'm happy with it so far.


Phil.