Tuesday, 20 November 2012

November Pickings

Reading Annies blog today (Knitsofacto) reminded me that I, too had a large Woods Ware jug.  I thought that I, like Annie, would scour my garden for late flowers.  I didn't have to look far - recent frosts had killed anything that was still battling on... The only flowers that were not wild (that means dandelions in my case) were these Cosmos, which I placed in my blue jug along with a piece of scented geranium that had been sheltered by the house wall...

November pickings

Still, the jug IS very pretty and I must use it more...

Woods Ware blue jug

Not that everything is finished in November - if you look past the flowers you can see a big container of reddish liquid with a Post-It sticker on the top.  That is my sloe gin! I picked the sloes at the beginning of November and still have two containers in my freezer for the next lot!  Only 6 months or so to wait...

4 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

You have one too!

I love slow gin, if you were closer I'd trade you some for some blackberry vodka ;)

Elizabethd said...

What a pretty jug that is.
That is the hard thing about sloe gin.......the time it takes!

quilterliz said...

G'day Penny. Love the jug. What are sloes? Sounds interesting. Take care. Liz...

Carol said...

I had promised sloes to a few friends but our crop was rubbish, only managed a couple of pounds so not all were lucky. Typically last year when no one asked we had loads.
It was really sunny today, a slight lull between storms. I really should have gone out and rescued a few late blooms.
Carol xx