Last weekend, we went to visit our friends from the neighborhood who moved away. Ms. Not-Grownup-Yet was there for a sleepover, and Dad Goth and I were picking her up.
They’re in full-fledged Make the New House Habitable mode. One of the things that has to happen (at least around here) is cleaning up the yard. I saw there were a few stalks of mullein in the backyard. So…I took out my trusty multitool, hacked one off at the base, and brought it home.
Once we got home, I tore up the giant flannely leaves and threw them into my dyepot with water to cover. Then I put them outside to stew in the sun. Two days later, I strained out the leaves, put a couple glugs of vinegar in the pot, and threw in some light gray Churro wool that I’ve had sitting around for far too long.
There should be plenty of opportunities this summer to try again.