Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
I've just put 4litres of Sloe gin down, that should be ready for Christmas. Sloes are poor this year due to the cold spring.
Put it down where? Kerny mustn't be about - 'cos you could put nothing down...
Sloes had a hard year here too, as did their cousins the plums. I had a modest patch of sloes in the garden which had formed an impenetrable thicket. I removed them this summer, saving only a nicely shaped stem. The "shillelagh" of lore is traditionally made from blackthorn so I might fettle it into something next winter when it has seasoned. You never know when a decent knobkerrie might come in handy!