Tuesday, 23 August 2011
ABC Wednesday F is for ......
ABC Wednesday and F is For Farm - Full title Acton Scott Working Farm Museum - set in the heart of Shropshire. A step back in time - like a breath of Fresh air.
Tamworth piglets - in their old Fashioned sty - snuffled away in a careFree way
Ducks were for ever busy - in their duckpond - oblivious to all - swimming round and round - continually squabbling in a Friendly way.taking time out for a well earned rest.
A visit last week proved to be Fun with the Family in tow.
F is For Flower - so lets look at the Foxglove - or Digitalis - which in Latin means finger - which according to Daphne Barraclough in A Flower Lovers Miscellany - led to the name of fairies gloves.
The Foxglove is definitely a Free spirit and can be Found on both sides of the Fence- wild or cultivated - popping up in the most unexpected places - reputed to have Fairy and mystical connections and it will definitely deter the rabbit population if set amongst the veggies- and if you are interested in herbal remedies - the Foxglove is a well known source of medicine for Heart complaints.
Finally for a Finale - F is For Friends and For a Fabulous time- feasting on Favourite Foods and listening to Fantastic music From a Frenzied band - until the sun had set over the Shropshire Hills