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  • Do you have a habit of doing silly things after you've had a drink? This could be the job for you. After quaffing large quantities of strong alcoholic beverages, your head may start to spin, but it's at this point that you can excel as you wade through waist-high stinging nettles grasping the little devils by the handful.

    With a cavalier attitude towards pain, and no time for dock leaves, you then hobble back to your processing hovel and get to work sipping enough alcohol to numb your lips between bouts of biting off the wicked nettle leaves. If you're still sentient, you can start splitting the nettle stalks to remove the tough inner fibres, and then your grubby swollen fingers can rub ash and clay into the mash to dry it out.

    The day after gathering and preparing is spent nursing a headache and gently spinning the nettle fibres into thread for posh shirts or useful string. Love pain and binding materials? This could be right up your street.

    July 8, 2008