May 13, 2011

Gathering Violets for Jelly!

The Corgyncombe Courant has received inquiries as to the disappearance of yesterday's, May 12th, post "Charming, Quaint, and Romantic!, Grandfather Goes Courtin'". Due to circumstances beyond our control this post has apparently disappeared for awhile. Blogger hopes to fix the difficulty and have the post back up, soon. In the meantime, the Corgyncombe Courant hopes you enjoy their latest photograph of gathering violets that grow wild on the lawn at Corgyncombe for making jelly on this beauteous day in May! Gathering violets, amongst numerous trips to the goat barn, fills the afternoon for those at the Corgyncombe Courant.

In "The Springs of Joy" and "1 is One", books both illustrated by Tasha Tudor, there are illustrations of violets.



Christie said...

Dearest friends,
Happy to be back amongst friends:)
I would love your recipe for violet jelly....we will be moving soon to a 1900 Victorian cottage in a historic town in a neighboring county in the next few weeks, and the entire back yard was full of wild violets this spring!
Your photo is as charming as it can be!!
How I have missed seeing your posts these last two, so spoiled!
Your post on Wednesday, just made my heart skip a beat...the buggy ride absolutely romantic...the apple blossoms and the oriole's enchanting!!
Your dear friend Christie,
and her confused little country mice (I think we shall call them cottage mice..I think that sounds lovely;)

Jeri Landers said...

Dear Diane and Sarah, I have these violets ALL over the place growing free and wonderfully wild. I can't believe some consider these weeds, I go out of my way to transplant them into the gardens! But never have I thought of making jelly from the flowers. Perhaps I will live dangerously and give it a try.

Yes Blogger misbehaved badly last week. I am having a "print" giveaway and 10 comments for the drawing disappeared never to be seen again!
How frustrating.
Cousin Jeri

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Christie,

You will so enjoy making violet jelly! Last Saturday we finished up making the violet jelly and I do have photographs of it but we've been so busy checking in on Corgyncombe Dairy Goat Carmella Lucille before she had her babies and then after she had her twins, making sure all is well, that we haven't had time to post my finished violet jelly. We're feeding the babies four times a day. Right now we have them in my old farmhouse kitchen and they are sleeping peacefully. My old kitchen is resembling a barn with shavings and hay strewn about!

We hope you have a smooth move to your wonderful Victorian Cottage and we can't wait to see photographs of it!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Cousin Jeri,

You'll have to make violet jelly! It is delightful! We just adore violets on the lawn! I don't mow it until they're finished blooming. I have yellow, purple, blue, and pink and they are just all abounding at Corgyncombe gardens and lawn. The next thing I hope to try is dandelion jelly if I can find some time in amongst the new goat kiddles!

Love your new delightful giveaway!

Your cousins,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Christie said...

Dearest girls,
Enjoy those goat kiddles!! This is the sweetest time of all! I can't wait to hear their new names...and see photos, of course!
The violet jelly sounds heavenly, but we can certainly wait for the receipt until you can come up for air. I can only imagine the "nest" they have created in your old farmhouse kitchen;)
Give them hugs for me,

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