The Ancient Greeks and Romans discovered how to use cork. I am no expert on this matter. Today I decided to write about what can be produced from cork and some information on how its stripped from the trees.
|HANDBAGS, PURSES,CLUTCH BAGS, SHOES, SLIPPERS, UMBRELLAS AMONGST SOME OF THE ITEMS MADE.|
|WEDGE HEELED CORK SLING BACKS. I AM SURE MOST OF US HAVE A PAIR ON OUR SHOE RACK!|
|The bark has already been stripped off this tree and it now waits for its next stripping.|
Besides shoes and clothing. Cork is used for firewood, beams, posts, flooring and other uses.
Acorns from the cork oak are the staple diet for our black free range pigs. Alfange had at one time 150. . now there are a couple roaming around. Not to mention the wild boar who like them too.
Cork is unique. Up until this present day, no other tree has the same characteristics and can be used in this way.
Sunday we celebrated with a big family lunch ..another 9 years to wait for the next stripping.
Wishing you a happy tuesday. Enjoy the trees around you. They are precious.. A cork tree is never cut down.