Fraughan Good

On what turned out to be a gloriously warm Sunday in July. A merry band of pickers headed off to gather fraughans. All that was missing was a quick rendition of Pooh Bear’s “hey ho for the life of a bear, hey ho for the expedition. 

  

And what an enjoyable expedition it turned out to be. When secret location no. 1 was reached the group spread out into a sea of ferns and fraughan bushes. At first it was hard to spot them. They like to hide under the top cover of foliage, but once you become accustomed, spotting them becomes easier and so the picking begins. And so does the eating for it is impossible not to pop a few into you mouth as you go. And there were plenty of little gatherers around to help lighten your load as well. 

Founder and younger loafers gather together

 

And what an enjoyable expedition it turned out to be. When secret location no. 1 was reached the group spread out into a sea of ferns and fraughan bushes. At first it was hard to spot them. They like to hide under the top cover of foliage, but once you become accustomed, spotting them becomes easier and so the picking begins. And so does the eating for it is impossible not to pop a few into you mouth as you go. And there were plenty of little gatherers around to help lighten your load as well. 

Fern's, Fraughan's and a few people too!

 

Some managed to make it back to the picnic spot where they were whipped up into a quick and simple fraughan fool by Ed and Biddy. It tasted absolutely wonderful. 

Freshly picked fraughans, whipped into some cream and vanilla sugar, scoffed under a warm July sun, who could ask for more. 

As we al gathered round there was some ooh’s and aah’s at the impressive bounty of some gatherers. 

Who would be crowned Fraughan Queen or King for 2010 would have been hard to call on the day. 

But one thing is for certain, the title will definitely be up for grabs next year! 

Fraughan FoolContender for the title?
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One response to “Fraughan Good

  1. Found another spot with Fraughans … sure they are growing around the place like weeds!
    Am gonna keep tabs on it as a secret location for next year. While it is on slightly rougher ground it is <20M from the road, so less of a walk-in and a little higher up in the hills with fantastic views… Also withing 10 mins drive of The Sugarloaf Mountain

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