Monday, 19 May 2014

Oh Dear - should have posted this before now.  Last week (May 13 Tuesday) we bundled the rest of the retting flax and took it all to the barn. It was nice that it was all dry enough to stack without the fear of it continuing to rot.  
So, that is the last work in the field that we'll be doing for some time. We have enough flax to process for a couple of years or more.  We should be doing more of that breaking, scutching & hackling now the warm dry weather is here.  Flax does not seem to process well in damp weather so I guess we'll have our winters to do nothing but spin flax to linen. At least that can be done indoors.  So I guess the plan would be to work hard this summer so we have enough to spin in winter.

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