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

Normal Service will be Resumed as Soon as Possible


Although I’ve forgotten what normal is! Mr Uhdd is not quite home yet, the  goal posts for his return moved from Monday to Tuesday and his route home diverted via the Isle of Man,  he’s in harbour at Holyhead now, where he left the car, but there is a little complication that will delay him further, remember that bag of dirty laundry that BiL brought home from the end of the Three Peaks Yacht Race, on Mr Uhdd’s behalf? It had Mr Uhdd’s car keys in it. Car in Wales, keys in Derbyshire, that’s not going to work.

So this is as near as I can get to the promised post about pig nuts,

pig nuts 2-2

my friend Mrs Bee has a whole field full in bloom right now and I’m keen to get along and photograph them. But it has been raining hard over night, so they might be battered to the ground, maybe I’ve missed the moment for this year. Watch this space.

pig nuts-2


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.

4 thoughts on “Normal Service will be Resumed as Soon as Possible

  1. Oops – car and keys in different countries is never good.

  2. The pignut looks suspiciously like one of those carrot/parsley family members that can be difficult to tell apart. I will look forward to learning more about how I can grub up pignuts to go with my wild leeks . . . and not grub up poison hemlock instead. I swear, life in the world is a challenging business.

  3. Looks like Cow Parsley to me or as we up North call it ‘Old Man’s Baccy’ and down South they call it ‘Queen Anne’s Lace’.

    I can’t wait to see a field of it and is it really Pignuts.really pignuts.

    I cannot wait to find out.

  4. Oops meant to add I looked up pignuts and found on Nature’s Secret Larder a lovely explanation.


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