@tommy_hatwell brought me back some beautiful fabric from Uganda in early March. It was immediate lockdown, both here and there, and Tommy started fund raising to help feed the people he had just said goodbye to. He also funded a tailoress in the village to make masks. Lockdown in Uganda is very different to lockdown here...no daily work, no pay, no food, no NHS, no safety net, no back up. It’s been inspiring to watch what can be achieved and has given us much-needed perspective, but the time eventually came (after about ten requests) for me to make him a mask. The African fabric is vibrant & lends itself to some interesting pattern matching. Link in bio to today’s post on the scribbles & many many thanks to anyone who may have contributed via my occasional links here. 100% of any money given goes to trusted Ugandan friends who then buy & distribute food where the need is greatest. You have helped provide thousands of meals to very kind, welcoming & proud people who would much prefer to be doing this for themselves, and hopefully eventually will be once more.
Day is done...all is well... safely rest.
Harriet, Dorothy, Audrey, Bunty, Babs & Judy (they all look the same, it’s a joke) have had a very happy first day. We’ve just herded them into their fox-proof (we hope) sleeping quarters and shut the door. We brought our town chickens with us when we moved here in 1994, and kept them for years, replaced and replenished, but slowly they dwindled and we stopped. Our own nest got smaller too. This last few months made us realise how good it would be to have our own eggs again. We bought point-of-lay from the same place, same woman bundled them in the crate. Warrens, happy girls, good layers and we’ll get double yolkers for sure.
What is this stuff called grass...