Twelve Days of Lime Christmas

Twelve Days of Lime Christmas
By Roz Artis, BLF Treasurer and Director, Scottish Lime Centre Trust

On the first day of Christmas my true love (limey) gave to me a tub of putty in a lime tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two tonnes of sand

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three French NHLs
(other countries of manufacture are available)

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four bundles of chestnut lath

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five golden trowels

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six plasterers plastering

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven masons a-building

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight baths of quicklime slaking

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine harlers harling

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten limewashers limewashing

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven pargers pargetting

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve BLF members debating the right mix

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