Monday, December 24, 2007

A Proper Cornish Hedge

Cornish hedges are fascinating and intimidating things -- often untidy, haphazard looking, concealing hearts of stone, providing shelter for wildlife and rootholds for plants -- they snake across the Cornish landscape. Check out for more than you'll ever need to know about Cornish hedges. I found it very interesting. I hope you will, too.


Robin said...

Thanks for the mention of Cornish hedges, some are 4000 years old. We're told that many of the Cornish who settled in North America took their hedge-building crafts with them. So there may be as many or more Cornish hedges in the United States as here in Cornwall ?

Elaine Warner said...

Good question. I'm pretty sure we don't have any Cornish hedges in Oklahoma! I do know that a number of Cornish miners came to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I learned that when I found pasties on the menu at Marie Catrib's, a great cafe in Grand Rapids, Michigan. How's that for diversity -- a Cornish specialty cooked by a Lebanese lady in America.