“And to get this color you have to put powdered manganese into the glaze,” Pippin explained. “We get it from the Dwarves in return for carrots and potatoes and a good deal of my mum’s weaving, or so Da tells me.”
Merry’s eyes began to glaze over as his beloved younger cousin babbled on and on about glazes and materials needed to turn various pots different colors. How the lad could rattle on without pause about the subject! He’d much rather think about those carrots, perhaps glazed with a mixture of butter and honey, and served with a nice ham….