Alby arrived earlier this week! Today he came with me to set up some dyepots for an event tomorrow.
We are near peak color, but there isn't much of a show this year, as the weather has been opposite of what you need to get the best color. There are still a few pretty trees around, and my street is lined with bradford pears that are just starting to turn.
Alby checks out some farmland in southern Maryland - these used to be tobacco fields, but now they are soy and hay.
This is what happens when you don't mow the lawn for 20 years...
Anyway, he helped husk some black walnuts
And kept an eye on the weld and nettle baths for me
The test woad vat is not working so well. We are going to try some fermentation vats after this weekend, hopefully with more success.
Tomorrow we will go back and do a lot more dyeing!