Posted: 21/10/2012 at 08:48
Good morning All.
I thought a lot of what was shown on this weeks programme was not relevant. Racing pigeons were not kept by farmers and I couldn't see much point in including it in the programme. As for the bread,urgh, why show that it was not eaten here, I really can't see why it was included. They got round to the German Prisoners working on the land, which was quite interesting.
Living here in Lincolnshire, quite a lot of flax is still grown for the pharmaceutical industry, it looks lovely when you look across the fields when it is in flower. We found the preparation for use as a thread interesting. I had never given a thought to how it ended up as fabric before.
As we are sometimes given game birds, or buy them in the feather, my husband plucks them and I draw them, it's something I've always done. I think it was my Gran who showed me how. A lot of people today won't even eat pheasant etc, let alone deal with them, the skills are being lost because anything you want you can buy, oven ready. As you say Frank, things didn't get any better for a long time after the war. It must have been a nightmare for women to try to feed a family, and keep them warm and clothed.
I have found the programme a bit disappointing compared to the others in the series, but will continue to watch it until the end.