Collecting teasels is an ongoing project but has been quite problematical what with the bad weather and finding a plentiful source. Brean Down has proved fruitful although the ones on higher ground have been damaged but the wind and rain.

I’ve started cutting them off the main plants and test spraying them black before assembling them into bunches of 40 (a small hand).

Disaster has struck…..some of the teasels, which cannot have dried out completely, have disintegrated in the barn. I have lost a significant number of my hard won crop. I know just how the farmers must have felt when they saw their profits disappearing! So the hunt goes on…..

Tinder for the bonfire
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