September 22, 2010
You do not smell anything by looking at the photo above. It is fermented. Off course it is slimy, too. If you are a gardener in semi-tropical climate area, you do not mind it, I guess.
We went to a public park in the area where we can have access of clean and safe river water to wash the fermented vines. The fiber could be dried on the grass. This process has an effect of bleaching the fiber.