September 16th, 2007

Viking Spongebob

A Peculiar Variant

In a little while, I head over to Indiana. Why? so I can get reed :)

A ranger at the Vermilion County Conservation District told me where I can find a bed of reeds. Hopefully I can find some and cut them down.

Why do I want to find reeds? Well, not to perform leechcraft (using the tube to blow a healing solution into a wound). Rather, I'm going to try to make a few reed pens.

Now, if I'm successful, does anyone know of an essay available for making reed pens? The closest I've found is a side statement that reed pens should probably be cut like quill pens.

ADDED LATER: I went over, saw the pond and the reeds, cut three good ones and brouht them home. It might seem like a great effort for so little; however, it was far cheaper and far more correct than ordering caning supplies. And I know exactly where to get more!

The ranger seemed a bit disgusted by the reeds; it is apparently a very invasive species! So I certainly didn't harvest a rare or protected species :)