Monthly Archive: May 2020

101 Uses for Baling-twine: Part Two

For someone who doesn’t enjoy making lists, the task will no doubt be insurmountable. Still, I’ll give it a go and see how far I get. I’m grateful that the challenge doesn’t involve my...

to baling-twine

One of the most useful phrases and activities Dad taught me is “to baling-wire something”. The dictionary doesn’t include the verb to baling-wire, but it should: to use old wire for repair jobs …...

Harvesting the Sturmers

Graham R. Cooper This week I’ll pick the Sturmers. The stalks would cling to the branches into the depths of winter if it weren’t for the blackbirds. It’s late autumn and the stonefruits, berries,...

Our daily bread

Since the advent of breadmakers, it doesn’t surprise us, the number of people who say they’ve made bread. Most of them don’t stick at it for long. Their breadmaking machines, like museum relics, lie...