Snowdrops in Shropshire

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In a quiet Shropshire Churchyard the ancient tombstones are covered with Lichen and centuries of weathering has rendered the names undecipherable. Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant – it is 23rd February 2018, and although still in the grip of winter snowdrops, those wonderful harbingers of spring, are bursting through the turf that covers the graves of so many forgotten souls.

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Rack of Mutton resting after cooking

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rack of mutton resting

One rib has all ready been removed from this rack of mutton cooked by Anthony J Sargeant. The rest of the ribs will also be separated so that the piece can be easily sliced ready for plating. Mutton has a deeper flavour than lamb and is worth careful slow cooking if you can find it. It is rare to find it in supermarkets or even in most butchers. This piece was bought from the famous Ludlow Food Centre in Shropshire.

Flowers in the hedgerow around my Shropshire Home

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The hedgerows are blossoming in the early spring in this part of England – lots of small jewel-like flowers peppering the banks under the hawthorn hedges that enclose the fields in this part of Shropshire. Anthony Sargeant is fortunate to live in such a gentle and calm countryside. The fields themselves are full of ewes and their young lambs still at the end of March suckling at their mothers teats as we enter April.

Ewes with their lambs in Shropshire

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Ewes and lambs photographed by Anthony Sargeant in the field next to his Shropshire (UK) home on Sunday 19th February 2017. Spring is rapidly approaching as the days get warmer and longer. In the hedgerows snowdrops are everywhere and the first primroses have appeared.