|Lime plaster with hemp fibres|
|Lime-plastering the wall behind me the 'old' way.|
|Smear a 'patty' on with the palm/heel of your hand and try to|
level the lumps and bumps of the pointed stonework. This was
just the first "coat".
Pinned down by the rain and feeling a bit 'meh' a blog post on "mud pies" seemed appropriate. Archery coach, Con and his good lady (Niamh) are doing up an out building like our Tígín and as part of this, they are plastering the inside with a trad old mix of white lime mortar and hemp fibres. They are doing this by encouraging the likes of me along by organising a free 'workshop' where the volunteers get to learn and try out the skills and hear all about the history in exchange for all that fascinating info, the fun of it and an epic salad for lunch.
|First coat applied to one wall. The plaster is finished by applying|
a thinner, smoother coat and finally polishing it, when nearly dry,
with the heel of your hand in little circular motions.
|A least the thoughtful cats leave their mice neatly stacked |
among the china on a shelf. Thanks Blue!
|Does my bum look big in this? Lizzie tries|
out the three cat-power insulation for bum and
back of legs while curled up on the sofa.
|At 8 and a half weeks, Connie's 3 "chicks" are well grown and |
fully feathered. More like half-scale hens than babies now.
|Back in the Feta cheese game. These the curds|
from 8 litres fresh goat's milk, a gift from Sue
|Rather sponge-y curds. It looked to have 'risen' better than |
|TOPP left-overing! Sausage meat, bacon and apple PIE.|