My friend Ruth Pullan called by the bodgery today with the new wallet I’d ordered. Turns out to be a magic one that boosts your sales and the money just flows into it (I even sold a couple of elves as I was packing up , one to a little girl from her pocket money and one to Lotty.). Here it is:
Bursting with cash (only had a penny in when Ruth handed it over)…
Really good lil wallet though. Un-dyed, veg-tanned leather and thread, hand stitched. It is meant to age gracefully, and in my work pocket it will age. Check out Ruth’s work here.
Today, besides running a deer making course, I have been finishing off this peg rack for the new outstead at home.
A few tweaks are required – make the mash filter smaller diameter to fit in the old mash tun that will sit directly atop the wood-burning boiler. Rewire the mains lead for the kettle so it will actually fit into the water-proof socket with the lid closed as intended. I think I may be able to get rid of the sparging liquor vessel as I can just about get to sparge strike temperature in the hot water system. I’m burning dry small wood the get a fierce hot burn and get that water temperature up to the critical 150 F.
Anyway, just for fun I’ve also got a hand pull beer engine working in the beer cellar
The white plastic gizmo is a valve to stop the, very low, CO2 pressure forcing a syphon through the pump when not required (That is running beer on tap when it shouldn’t be.) I’ll be turning a new handle to replace the rather hackneyed pony riding scene.
Apologies if anyone has trouble with the speed of loading this post. My ISP has upped the allowable file size from 2 mB to 10 mB. I used to reduce the photo file size to comply with this and with the increased allowance didn’t bother this time, but there is a loading time premium to pay. I’ll get them smaller for the next post.