Just an evening dusk view of mine and my neighbours driveway with our two newly installed vis-a-vis pillar lights. I like the quiet and homely evening atmosphere.
We cut down about 1/3 of our sage bush in the northern germany garden because it was beginning to overgrow nearly everything else in the spot.
Instead of throwing it away, we decided to dry it for later and I was the lucky one that had to pluck the leaves off the stems. I felt like my grandma, sitting on her porch when I was a child, cleaning several kilos of green beans for canning 🙂 . Anyway, your fingers smell utterly divine after that job!
We then simply dried the leaves in the oven, laid out evenly on 3 trays: Hot air, at 50°C for about 6 hours. With a wooden spoon stuck in the oven door to keep a small slit open to let the air escape.
This was today’s view at about six o’clock in the morning in the northern germany refuge. The mist from the farm fields was slowly coming through between the oak trees behind the house and everything was absolutely quiet. Reminded me of a fairy tale or elven forest 🙂
We’re expecting some visitors in the northern germany refuge these days so I finally got the new terrace table done. It’s easy to make one if you can get hands on a metal drum and some wood and it’s versatile and convenient when you have people over for a BBQ. See the building process of the first one if you like: Part I, part II, part III.
The fairy door I made some time ago for the northern germany refuge is finally mounted and ready for the hard “use”!
Some impressions from the northern germany countryside. So beautiful, quiet and calm. I already miss it.
My neighbours gave away four old wooden military storage boxes, really cool stuff! They used them when they were on LARPs over the past years (which I find extra cool…). Given the labelling, they seem to be of russian or even soviet origin, sturdy as hell and really heavy. I love them!
One is now used for my bug-in equipment, another one for car parts and tools and I will most surely find a useful application for the remaining two! I also took their measurements, see above.
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