We are now awaiting the return of some very old manuscripts that have been taken away by a manuscript restorer and digitiser. These are often in poor repair and conservation is vital. Japanese paper and wheat starch paste is used to bond pieces together as this is reversible and has no derogatory effect on the original document. Once recorded and photographed the scrolls will be carefully packaged in non-acidic tissue paper in appropriate sized tubes before they are returned to the hall for careful storage here or at the archives.
We noticed some broken signposts in the village and reported these to the Lincolnshire Wolds Country Services. They were already aware and have reported them to the right Highways Department to ensure they get fixed. They have also asked us to keep our eyes open for any others.
The walnuts have blackened nicely and on Friday we took them out of the brine and laid them on a tray in the sunshine. Next week they will be going into jars in their pickling solution – we are following the tradition recipes and ways of doing things in true South Ormsby fashion. It really is a labour of love and none of us really know what they will taste like although we understand they are a good accompaniment to cheese!