Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Baa Baa Bracken

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Baa baa bracken

Have you any wool?

Yes Sir, yes Sir three fronds full…

Sorry about that, and apologies to the rhyme,  but  these unfurling bracken fronds had a distinctly woolly look about them and I was struggling for a title, I’d started out with ‘fleecy ferns’ and then realised it was bracken I looking at..

Bracken -1

The immature fronds are called fiddle heads, I can see why, it’s claimed they are edible, I imagine they are a bit chewy.

Bracken 1-1

It is Derbyshire Open Arts 2012 this weekend, I may have to brave the bank holiday traffic.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

5 thoughts on “Baa Baa Bracken

  1. Young fiddleheads, boiled or steamed, are both delicious and nutritious – I used to like them with vinegar. They grow profusely in eastern Canada, but alas, not in the prairies.

  2. Very picturesque unfurling fronds…Now, however, I will always feel a little sheepish when looking at them! I know…baaa…d joke on my part. ;)

  3. Take a chance and try some, they may be delicious! Enjoy the Open Arts event if you go. xx

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