PLEASE CHECK BONFIRES CAREFULLY FOR SLEEPING HEDGEHOGS.
If you are holding a bonfire this weekend (if possible) please move the entire pile to ensure that there are no sleeping hedgehogs underneath. If it isn't possible to re-site, using broom handles lift the base of the pile and shine torches looking and listening carefully for any signs of life.
Now, as promised I have a few photos of my kitchenalia treen/moulds collection - I've had to photograph them in the conservatory this afternoon due to the awfully dull afternoon:o(
I've collected wooden kitchen items for many years, they are displayed in a wicker trug in my kitchen on the shelf of the bookcase in there
I have rolling pins
Pushers and darning mushrooms
(pushers are used to force foods through sieves)
Butter pats and moulds
An old whisk, salad servers, glove stretchers, nut cracker, lemon reemer,
honey server, a very sharp needle 'bodger', an old mill shuttle.
And finally....SHORTBREAD MOULDS!
With a couple of spurtles (porridge stirrers)
They are all hand made in Scotland except the oblong windmill mould - which I presume is from Holland. The largest mould is 8" diameter, the smallest 3.5".
As you can probably guess I love the thistle shape - though NOT in the garden!
As you can see a varied collection.
Hope anyone celebrating Guy Fawkes Night has a safe and enjoyable time.
Best wishes to all.
I have had some requests for a hedgehog update:
Since taking Winifrid and Wilfred Prickles to the rescue centre there hasn't been any hogs visiting my garden :o( I have spoken to Joan at the rescue centre who says that the hogs may have gone into an early hibernation due to the cold nights we have been experencing, but they could well come out after food again before Winter. I hope so...it's either that or word has got around that I'm a hognapper! I'll keep putting out food and water each night and keep a watch out for them.