Just bottled my elderflower champagne. As you can see from the picture, I had to improvise on the cork cages, using black cable ties instead of the usual wire. I have no idea if this will be sufficient. I have good reason for doubt - our summers are invariably punctuated with the not-so-gentle detonations of various overheated bottles of homemade WMD.
In fact, a previous attempt at caging elderflower champagne (in which completely unsuitable beer bottles were used) resulted in explosions of such ferocity that we had to chisel shards of glass out of the wall. It was brilliant.
I've now built a strong box with a lid out of scaffolding planks, and it sits around the corner where the least human traffic passes. Nonetheless, once it's loaded, the dog gives it a wide berth, the neighbours barricade their facing windows and the robins stop nesting.
We all suffer for my art.
Previously on Otter Zen: Make elderflower champagne now ... NOW dammit [LINK]
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