June 18, 2009

A Year Since Tasha Tudor's Passing

Remembrances of a Friend It has been a year since Tasha passed away. Her friends at Corgyncombe miss her. In the many days since Tasha's passing and in many ways we have remembered her fondly. There are so many little things in our everyday lives that remind us of Tasha as we had many of the favorite old fashioned interests in common such as spinning, weaving, knitting, gardening, old fashioned clothes, dolls, goats, and corgyn. It was such a joy to share these things with Tasha but it is also a joy to have remembrances of her by doing these things every day...

Below are links to some of our Tasha Tudor Remembrances:

Here is a link to: The Corgyncombe Courant, March 12th edition titled "Tasha Tudor Remembrances at Tea, Special Memories in a Box!"

Here is a link to: The Corgyncombe Courant, April 20th edition titled "Bobbin Lace, A Gift for a Special Friend, The Corgyncombe Cottage Lacemakers"


June 4, 2009

At The Corgyncombe Dairy and Bakery

A Delicious Elevenish!
Delightful and Darling Daisy, one of the Corgyncombe goat kiddles.

Daisy's ears remind The Corgyncombe Courant Reporters of Daisy petals.

"A Song of the Daisy"

Always so radiantly wide awake,
Ne'er have I found you lazy,
Always so charmingly fresh and sweet,
Dear little bright-eyed Daisy!

Close to my heart I will fold you, Daisy,
Dearest of all the flowers,
Here is a kiss on your sweet pert face
Sealing this friendship of ours.

White, pure white, with a heart of gold,
Innocence, truth and love,
Surely there isn't a daintier dress
Nor a happier face above.

You aren't a saint like the Lily, dear,
Nor yet a coquette like the Rose,
But only a dear little flower child
That carelessly laughs and grows.

Sorrowful souls seek the sweet heart's ease,
Lovers the Violet,
But give me a meadow, a blue June sky,
And a daisy field all dew wet!

Daisy, you know naught of grief and pain,
Care never yet has found you,
It is the charm of your childlikeness
That close to my heart has bound you!

- Venita Seibert

Milk, fresh from Carmella Lucille.

Straining the milk.

Mixing up some bran muffins for an elevenish.
Filling the iron muffin pan.

Above are bran muffins made from scratch from a receipt that Tasha Tudor gave Diane. The receipt is also in "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook". The receipt had been given to Tasha by a friend who had been given it by another friend. Diane was delighted that Tasha shared the receipt with her!
Here is a link to: Where you can find "The Tasha Tudor Cookbook"

A delicious elevenish with bran muffins and goats milk!


June 2, 2009

Flowers and Birds About the Garden

Corgyncombe Garden Notes
A lovely antique quilt on display in Diane's garden of herbs. There are birds amongst the vines along the border.

The quilt reminds Diane of the quilts that Diane's great grandmother's cousin Lena made. As with Lena's quilts, the quilting is done with very tiny, neat stitches.

Yellow Warbler

Dame's Rocket grows wild along Corgi Creek and as eveningtide approaches it fills the air with a sweet Hyacinth-like scent. It is one of Diane's favorite flowers and comes in white, pink, and lavender.

In Thornton Burgess' "The Burgess Bird Book for Children", Peter Rabbit observed Goldy the Baltimore Oriole in the apple tree. Peter "never had seen any one more beautifully dressed and his song was as rich and beautiful as his coat."

A trug filled with lilacs, forget- me-nots, and bleeding heart.

A view through the Corgyncombe Kaleidoscope.