This old girl is going to help us make the plans come true. She's a Super Dexta, 50 years old, in really good shape and still going strong. She was in need of a few accessories, which took some searching. The bonus of the search was meeting kind and helpful people, and the result you see below; digged out from barns where they've led a life in oblivion for some decades. A bit of oil, and they're as good as new.
Sensitive people might want to close their eyes and skip the following picture. This is our living room, in a state of ... well, I haven't really words to describe it. It's sort of back to the basics, like a couple of centuries back. (Digging in here is a bit like archaeology, finding tons of bones and glass among other things). We're going to insulate with seashells under the floor boards, a part of our plan keeping it simple and environmentally healthy. There's oh so much to do.
Today I sneaked in a bit of candle making. I've been wanting to make a lantern from beeswax for some time now, and it was as easy and simple as I hoped. I also tried using hemp cord as substitute for the (expensive) candlewick made of bleached cotton, and apparently it works just as fine. I also like the look of the hemp much better, it's more rough and primitive. I use hemp cord for all sorts of things, from gift wrapping to tieing up bean stalks and tomatoes in the garden, and now also for candlewicks.