There has been all sorts of activity at Meduseld these last few days, so it is time to catch up.
With the burst of warm weather last week, some of the maples are starting to give sap. The best weather pattern for sap is freezing nights with above freezing temperature days. Once this cold snap moves through, we may be heading into ideal syrup weather. Stay tuned.
Tomorrow should see some new items in the store. I have been wrapping up (pun intended) two shoulder shawls (wraps) to sell, and there will be a little more wool. Also, last week a large box of dyed wool went off to the fiber mill.
A hint of an item going in the store…
We also butchered some older hens over the weekend, and continue to see progress in the chickens’ health since we added fermented feed to their diets. These stew hens were filled with the rich golden fat that makes such wonderful broths.
We also had friends come to visit. During one of the visits our friend was sampling all the diverse lacto-fermented items we make here. The idea came up for a lacto-fermentation workshop. If you live in the area and are interested, please email me and we’ll try to set up a date. For those who live further away, I will try to cover this topic thoroughly in a future blog.