Flax Me Now!

Where on earth is my head lately?? Lack of woodworking is having a peculiar effect. I’ve begun to imagine other lifestyles… like being a flax farmer!!

These little start-ups are my first attempt at producing a field full of delicate blue flowers atop long sturdy stems. Ripe for the picking and thrashing and eventual weaving!

It’s true, flax plants produce wonderful, nutritious, edible seeds (when cooked — the raw ones contain cyanide, I hear), and also fibers to make linen, and even oil (linseed oil) for finishing wood. A trifecta of fabulousity in one, single plant.

What could be better in the garden of a vegetarian woodworker?

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