It’s taking some convincing Donald that trout should be added to the dinner menu to precede the venison stew that he’s been slow cooking since morning. It was same friend Phil who shot the six-pointer deer on Ed and Donald’s property at Christmas time and took it to the butcher for cutting to order and packaging for the freezer.
Great to have a true local, born and bred, as a friend!
Spring doesn’t come ‘prettier’ than this!
The red house that Edward bought in 1955 sits at the apex of the 35-acre property as you drive in. At this time of year, it also provides a colourful prop for the two mature pink magnolias that stand behind on either side of it in magnificent full bloom.
Swathes of yellow daffodils sprout from the grass up to the edges of the dry stone walls and to the main house. Across the road, the colour burst continues with dense white cherry blossom contrasting against a clear blue sky.
We hear the choruses of small male Spring Peeper frogs coming from the pond as we walk through the forest. This usually precedes a season of wild mating, the frenzy of which we witness, with frogs jumping each other on the edge and in the water.