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Episode 57: Tears of Shackleton

I am still working audio and itunes but in the meantime you can find the latest podcast on YoutTube. I make no mention of recent conversations on sweaters (no show notes boo & hiss) but I will return to this topic soon. I also have a wool heroes and heroines segment to edit. Right..I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits.

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Fleece Wise:

he Fibertrek podcast is co-hosting a special series — Fleece-Wise, a deeper exploration of our craft and connection to sheep.

Please post any and all questions (these will by addressed in the series if possible), comments and FOs here. All posts will be eligible for prizes.

This is a four-part series, starting the week of 9/18/16 on the NH Knits Podcast and continuing each week thereafter on the Fibertrek, here on Fibretown and concluding with the Yarns at Yin Hoo podcast just before Rhinebeck.

We hope to purchase a fleece together at Rhinebeck, using information we have gleaned along the way. We plan to include our viewers/listeners in that process as well!

From sarapomegranate : “If you have felt, as I did, that the fleece tent at a fiber festival is overwhelming and intimidating, if you’ve been considering a fleece purchase, if you have unprocessed fleece languishing in storage, if you’re experienced in fleece processing — you are invited to participate in the discussion threads, ask questions and share ideas. Podcast hosts will be facilitating discussion threads and awarding prizes for engaging in discussion.”

The podcasters involved in Fleece-Wise, nhkclaire, Swenstea, and Sarapomegranate have unique experiences, practical information, suggestions and stories to share, as well as interviews with fleece-producers. We hope that there will be something for everyone in this series!

Frost at Midnight 

Starcroft Yarn

Siri by Linnea Ohman

Love and Lemons by Melanie Berg

Piper Quince and Co

Crofthoose Hat by Ella Gordon

Nash Island Sweater by Mary Jane Mucklestone

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2 thoughts on “Episode 57: Tears of Shackleton

  1. Hi. I just listened to this podcast from the BBC Food Programme and I thought you might appreciate it. It’s about the chef who worked on Shackleton’s expedition.
    Food Programme – An Antarctic Chef

    Charles Green. Chas to his family, ‘cook’ to his colleagues. A young baker whose sense of adventure drew him to a career cooking on the sea. You may never have heard of Charles, but you certainly will have heard of an expedition on which he played a crucial role…

    Charles was cook for the crew of the 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. A disastrous expedition which ended up lasting for more than two years. The men were forced to camp on moving ice flows, and eventually a remote Antarctic beach on Elephant Island. But against all odds, every man on Shackleton’s ship The Endurance survived. In August 1916, the men were rescued. They were on the edge of starvation.

    During their time on the ice, Charlie Green cooked tirelessly using his creative flair to concoct meals out of exceptionally meagre means. His food kept the men alive. He went back to the Antarctic with Shackleton on the expedition which would be Shackleton’s last. But then, despite living until the 1970s, he faded into obscurity. Known only for slide shows that he gave locally with the well-known images of the expedition.

    One hundred years on, another Antarctic chef Gerard Baker, uncovers the extraordinary life led by Charles Green and his version of two years cooking for the men of the Endurance. One of the greatest survival stories of all time.

    Presented by Gerard Baker and Sheila Dillon
    Produced by Clare Salisbury.

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    I love your podcast!

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