Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Hand Drill Material

Made a lucky find this afternoon, i went for a short bimble up over the Downs as one of the local farmers was at last harvesting his barley crop, very late Harvest in all honesty, all of the other local farms have made the harvest and ploughed ready for next year, as i was wandering up to the Barley field i noticed a very green spiky plant, that I've not seen before, on further investigation it became apparent that it was,  what i believe to be a form of Yucca, obviously a garden escape, it cant be anything else in all honesty, but the bonus was, it still had it's flower spike, albeit a bit manky, but the finger nail test came back positive so i harvested it.

When i got home i shaved the smaller piece down a tad and span an Elder hand drill on it, the result, well no ember this time, but there again the stalk is fairly damp, so i have it drying out at the moment and when it's dry, i shall give it another go.


  1. I will be looking forward to what happens here. I see lots of this about.

  2. will be giving it a try in the next few days hopefully, bought a bit in the house to dry it out a bit