Tuesday 19 February 2008
Grow your own Goji berries
Images from my sewing room
When my reproductive organs dominate my thoughts I get all feminine and start liking pink. After all my worrying last night I found myself very aware of some pink things in my sewing room which looked nice sitting on my turquoise suitcase (my fancy dress accessories case (false eyelashes, hair extensions, tiaras, elf ears etc). To see why the sewing room is unusable see the chaos here. That was the table, the floor is equally piled with bags of fabric and decades of textile work, lighting sculptures and general vintage haberdashery. It is high on my list of things I'll sort when I'm well again. I love sorting my sewing room, especially sorting my fabrics by colour and tone/type.
One of my thread drawers
I love my clear button boxes
I store some of my buttons in old ferrero rocher boxes, the kind that hold four chocolates. Can't seem to find anyone who eats them regularly so I've run out and have jars and drawers for the most of the collection.
I'm feeling calmer today, the sun is gloriously bright and is making the frost sparkle, it's nicely distracting. I've got an appointment to get my results tomorrow. Fingers crossed a biopsy won't be urgent. I want time to keep getting better so I can enjoy the trip with my brother in March. I'm already feeling more positive from taking all the herbs and supplements instead of the Doc's nasty pills.
I'm also trying some new things that I didn't know about around when I last beat M.E. like Coconut Oil, it is so tasty and is energy boosting. Goji berries too. I'd never even heard of them till last year but was scared off by the price but they are so packed with goodness I'm taking them to get well enough for the March trip. I was trying to find organic ones with no success, then I found Detox Your World which said the 2007 harvest was contaminated with pesticides.
Their Goji Berry page was full of interesting information, like the fact that they grow in UK hedgerows! Not that I've noticed any in Scotland, but they have been naturalised in the UK for 300 years. I'll be planting some of my berries this year, I'll let you know if I have success. Apparently you mustn't pick them by hand, if you touch them they oxidise and go black, so you harvest them by shaking them off and drying them in the shade. One bush can yield 2kg of berries each year.