A Lakeland Farm……


Yew Tree Farm, Cumbria

There are some places that are distinctive and in ones mind become identified with a particular walk.   Yew Tree Farm, in Yew Dale near Coniston in the Lake District is one such place.  Sheltered by the surrounding hills it is quintessential Lakeland style.  A terraced barn, cattle store below matched with a white washed stone cottage with slate gables and roof.

During the warmer months it also offer a bonus of Cream Teas in the front garden 🙂

It has been there for several centuries and will still be there once the current difficulties have passed.  Something to look forward to……. until then

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th May

(C) David Oakes 2020

5 thoughts on “A Lakeland Farm……

    1. A Cream Tea is very a very simple combination of Scones, Jam and Clotted Cream accompanied with a pot of Tea. You slice the Scone, smother it with the Cream then top with Jam (usually Strawberry)…… then just sink your teeth into delight.. Now to complicate matters, yes it can get complicated, the counties of Devon and Cornwall, insist that there is a right and a wrong way of topping the scone. One county say Cream first then Jam. The other Jam first then Cream. I cannot remember which county does which, but frankly I couldn’t care less, it a scrumptious indulgence either way. What does make the difference is the setting…… a sunny country garden takes some beating 🙂


      1. Thanks very much for the clarification, David. However, as long as one (dare I say it?) jams it all into one’s mouth with expeditious delicacy, what does it really matter in which order they are layered on the scone? But dare I venture one tenuous step further–do they offer rich, dark coffee for those of us who (shudder) prefer it to tea?

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