Carr House Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds opened its doors for Good Friday and in addition to buying a few months’ supply of bread flour, I took a walk round to see how the farm looked in spring time.
A pity my daughter wasn’t younger, she might have enjoyed the Easter trail. But while she sat in the car I found some amusement in certain landmarks.
It might be hard to believe that things could get even better but they did. After looking at the map for the closest piece of coast to the farm, I plumped for Flamborough. Thus, we found ourselves on an amazing beach. Not only did it have seaweed for my compost bin, there were beautiful white rocks with the shadows of fossils in them
The rocks presumably came out of these crumbling cliffs.
And of course there was the view, which reminds me, as always when I look out on the sea, of John Keats’ poem Ode to the Sea.
The excellent weather has continued today. So, I took a walk to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve from the Swillington side and discovered a woodland
which I believe to be St Aidans Remainder. Apart from the bluebells I saw a hare, so was totally charmed.
Equally, on the path leading to the woodland I became acquainted with the white dead-nettle. I must have seen these before but what flowers!
They are not a stinging nettle so I think they could make an attractive addition to the forest garden at home.