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Rewilding Our Life - Days 24 and 25

Thursday we enjoyed some time in the garden...

The Clematis is thriving again, we're training it to grow around the front door & the bluebells are just incredible this year.

The lilies are coming out too - we see lots of folks taking photos of them every spring... And the little fruit bush we planted a few years ago has started to spread (we thought it had died). We can't remember if it's loganberry or boysenberry, but we're very happy that it's survived.  

The lemon balm is looking great too, we've made beer with it a few times & it makes a lovely subtle tasting herb tea.

We spent an hour in the back garden playing with our new toy - Something we have wanted for a long time...

A stainless steel Kelly Kettle.

We filled the kettle with water & the pan with a little newspaper & twigs.

It's so easy to use...

And we soon had boiling water for our cuppa.

Lupe enjoyed the last of the rays...

While Floobs kept a close eye on us.
We are thrilled with the kettle & are looking forward to using it out in the wild!

Yesterday was lovely again, but then last night a storm arrived - so we were lucky to have had some time outdoors in the sunshine.

We picked some three cornered leeks (wild garlic)...

Sime's showing the blurred bottom of the leek.
We also picked a basket of nettles to dry for our morning cuppa.

These are some we picked last week, which we whizzed up last night... 
We dry them in our airing cupboard, turning them twice a day for 5 to 7 days.

Then whizz them up in our mini chopper...

Ready for filling our nettle jar. 
One heaped teaspoon of dried nettles makes a pot of delicious herby tea for two people...
 A great way to start the day!

Enjoying the sun before the storm.

Kay & Sime

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