This blog started in Sep 2010, to capture stories from my home village Höfen in Southern Germany, where I was going to live again for one year. I’m now living back in London, and I keep thinking about what is rural.
The Late Ice Saints or Early Sheep’s Cold hits in early May. We just had temperatures of 20 degrees during the day and minus 4 at night, which means that about 70% of cherries which were still in bloom are gone, lots of walnut and quite a bit of the young vine shoots. The last one is “Cold Sophie” on Sunday, and most people wait until then with putting seeds and young plants out in the garden. The Late Ice Saints have to do with a regular but not annual meteorological phenomena and there are plenty of sayings and farmer’s rules attached.← spa village european trade →