It’s been all about yellow around here. The colour of Spring – even when the sun refuses to shine. Time to bring some it indoors.
Primroses from the garden – and abundant in the hedgerows of Dorset. They last no time at all once picked, but bringing a few into the cottage on a gloomy day was irresistible.
And native wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) also known as the Lent Lily, spotted on a new walk in a hidden corner of West Dorset. They are enchanting.
They were abundant in this little lost valley. So much smaller and more delicate than garden cultivars. Picking these few was a little naughty – but there was truly a host of them.
The bantams have gone into full-on Spring laying mode. So to celebrate this there has been some Lemon Curd making (very high on egg use).
Now that’s a jar of sunshine if ever there was. This was soon followed by lots of pastry and tart making.
Back to work – On the sock making front there are yellows too:
More yet yellows are coming out of the dye pots:
The gold from yellow onion skins and delicate primrose from a much weaker turmeric dye – a lesson learnt on just how far a few grams of ground turmeric will go when it comes to dyeing.
Now we just need the sun to shine.