Tea drying at this time of year is usually the best. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. The extreme heat of summer can sometimes burn both the green and olive leaves if I am not careful. The gentle heat of winter is slower but easier to control. Except when there is rain, which is not at all helpful when there is a large solar drier involved.
However the upside of this has been the ease of staying indoors and spinning the beautiful alpaca wool that is abundant. The high quality white wool that I am using at the moment will be dyed with indigo in August. So the rush is on to get as much done as possible.
Obi Obi Essentials, la Botiga and The Blackall Range Grower’s Market will be together again at the Nambour Garden Expo. This will be the last time Pat and I will be doing this event, so we look forward to seeing you there to share our last hurrah.
The Obi Obi Essentials, Bulletin has slowed to a trickle but hopes to be around again at the end of the year.
From our place to yours,
The Johnson family.