Sunday, 8 May 2016

Blackthorn Winter

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An old farmer came into the Keelby shop the other day and told us about the "Blackthorn Winter."

He said the old stockmen would never turn their cows out to pasture until after the blackthorn had flowered in the hedge-rows. "There's always a couple of days of sleet and snow at that time - it's called the blackthorn winter." It was certainly true this year!

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