Sloe news day

I have in my kitchen 2 and a half pounds of sloes and a litre of very cheap gin. As soon as I can find a receptacle big enough to hold all that and some sugar, I will have the makings of a very ‘merry’ Christmas. My enquiries among the church choir this evening did not bring forth the loan of a 2 litre jar I was hoping for, but they did know where the local homebrew shop is so there is still hope.

Tomorrow I will post pictures of our sloe-gathering expedition. Next year I will take a ladder and a stick with a curved end. The best sloes were well out of reach.

In other news, the most original welcome gift to the parish so far… a ball of wool, a bag of plums and an invitation to knit jumpers to sell in a local shop.

4 thoughts on “Sloe news day

  1. Have just found your Blog. And enjoyed reading it. I guess you’re a Shippie too but under a different name.

    I shall keep following you. Thanks – and enjoy the Sloe Gin. I’m in the middle of making nut wine.

  2. Hey Christmas is sounding fun!

    Thanks for the comment Dormouse. I do have a Ship account, but have never posted there – no time! Nut wine sounds intriguing.

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