• Al Brown

Pignuts & Buttercups.

Quite a surprise today no rain, as promised, so a walk up to Manning’s Pit and Bradiford Water in the sunshine.  Buttercups were flowering and was informed that in this valley there are three different kinds.  White Pignut flowers were also out and with a sharp stick I dug up some pignuts and after a quick wash in the fresh water they tasted delicious.  I was also informed that Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest “I prithee, let me bring thee where crabs grow; and I with my long nails will dig thee pignuts” .

Also in Treasure island. “Dig away, boys,” said Silver with the coolest insolence; “you’ll find some pig-nuts and I shouldn’t wonder.” 

All in all another idyllic day Al.

#Barnstaple #ManningsPit #NorthDevon #PiltonVillage

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