Today is Lady Day, the Christian festival celebrating the Annunciation of Mary and the Immaculate Conception and today is also my sister's birthday.....Happy Birthday L.
Lady Day was the day when servants and farm workers made an agreement with their employers that they wouldn't change their jobs in the next year.
I found just one piece of weather lore
An East wind on Lady Day
Will keep on 'til the end of May
The primroses are still going strong all the way down my meadow, they've spread really well since we stopped cutting all the grass. In the first year here I bought some pots of cowslips but only one seems to have survived although I have got a couple of clumps of what we always called Five Fingers but are really Oxslips.
Also growing are are few small clumps of Wild Garlic or Ramsons. These were also planted in our first year when BiL brought a bucket full dug from the woodland where he hauls out fallen trees.
|2 Egg omelette, with chopped ramson leaves on a slice of home made bread - delicious|