30 Days Wild 2018 – Day Twenty-one


twt-30-days-wild_countdown_21Day 21: Today’s Throw Back Thursday is also the Summer Solstice, or longest day. I got up for 4.43am and listened to a muted dawn chorus. Later on I sat and enjoyed the 9.44pm sunset at the end of the day with a small glass of mead.

In 2015 I counted the visiting garden birds. 2016 saw me up early again for the dawn chorus and in 2017, I made rosemary tea.

While the sun set on the longest day, I sipped a small measure of mead. I have never tasted mead before. On first tasting, I could smell the scent of honey. The first mouthful was sweet and the burn of alcohol followed through before a flowery bouquet. I don’t know whether it is a taste I like, perhaps a bit too sweet for me.

What about you, do you like mead? Do you celebrate the summer solstice, if so how?

Happy Litha,

Thanks for reading, and stay wild!

Christine x

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4 thoughts on “30 Days Wild 2018 – Day Twenty-one

  1. I have never tried Mead and like you, a bit unsure that it will be too sweet. Cheers to you though! We are off to the Break In The Clouds Festival in Gisburn Forest tommorrow. Will look out for wildlife….and if there is any mead on sale, I may try some. 😁xx

  2. Dave is a fan of mean but I’m not keen. I don’t like honey though! I almost missed 30 Days Wild yesterday – life has been extra busy this week – but did manage to catch a the sunset and make some mint ea.

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