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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Tropical Guavas, Dirty Movie and Upcycled Jumper to Socks

I wonder what to write sometimes, but then things just pop this dirty movie I plucked out of the mangroves while out walking yesterday. It's an R18, but as you can see, it is really dirty.

Getting the plastic out of our marine environment.

Tropical Guavas
Yesterday we were given a box of these.

Tropical guavas

We have planted two trees which are still immature, but I can't wait until they have so many fruit that we are giving them away by the carton-load too.
I've only ever had the tinned ones, so I decided to stew some up to see how they are before I bottle some.

Tropical pays to eat them without crunching on all those seeds.

They have a delicate flavour and go very nicely with custard.
We have a relatively recent problem here in Northland with guava moth, which hatches grubs inside fruit, and can ruin a whole crop. I found a few, which I carefully cut out, and have put all the trimmings in the freezer before I compost them to kill anything that might be lurking in there. So far we don't have it in our fruit trees.

An Upcycle
I debated with myself about posting this one, but then I thought, no, too bad, tell it like it is. I have just been reading The Moneyless Manifesto, by Mark Boyle, author of The Moneyless Man, which I so enjoyed. But more about the book on another post when I have finished it, but just wanted to say that I'm sure it influenced this upcycle.
I have noticed that my warm socks all seem to have walked off by themselves. Pottering about at home I usually just have sock-clad feet, so I made these by chopping the sleeves off an old soft wool jumper that has seen better days.

I thought about doing a second, tidier looking version, but this is the rip-sh*t-and-bust version. It's spontaneous but not tidy (but warm and comfortable).
I would also like to say that I can well afford new socks, but just choose not to.
Old jumper - new socks!

Well if that doesn't get you rushing out to chop up your old jumpers, I don't know what will, hehe. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm ... I'm thinking a thick old soolie jumper would make some nice slippers that way, and I have one at home that I shrank that might be perfect! Thanks for the idea.
    Glad you removed some more nasty old plastic from the sea and tidied things up a bit.
    I've never tasted guava. You can't grow or buy it where I live.


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