A couple of week ago that I posted a little film about the Maileg bunnies making elderflower cordial, and here is a photo story for the people who weren't able to watch it, plus a bit of an update and some behind the scenes footage!
Once upon a time a few of the Maileg rabbits decided they wanted to make a delicious cordial and persuaded me to help.
So off we all went to a nearby field.
The bunnies enjoyed their walk in the fresh air and picked plenty of elderflower blossoms.
Upon returning home the we rinsed the flowers ready for steeping...
... and prepared a sugar syrup. Obviously we had to get an adult rabbit to help with this bit as the syrup was VERY hot.
We soaked the rinsed elderflowers in the syrup for 24 hours, along with some sliced lemons.
And the next day we put it into pretty bottles and the cordial was complete.
But the story doesn't end quite there...
A couple of weeks later the bunnies decided to enter their cordial into the Produce and Handicraft Show at Bromyard Gala. (There was some silly clause in the rules preventing fabric rabbits from taking part so we had to put the entry in my name.)
Imagine the excitement when the bunnies discovered that their delicious drink is now an award winner!!
Well done the bunnies!
For anyone who has yet to watch our little video, you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVPxKoR31lc
ps I just HAD to share this behind the scenes shot of my other half helping with film production - can't you just SEE the enthusiasm?!