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 www.cornishhedges.co.uk/charlist.html for more than you'll ever need to know about Cornish hedges. I found it very interesting. I hope you will, too.

2 comments:

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.