The oak remained awake through the morning of spring, the noon of summer, and the evening of autumn; its time of rest, its night drew nigh- winter was coming.
Already the storms were singing, "Good-night, good-night." here fell a leaf and there fell a leaf. " We will rock you and lull you. Go to sleep, go to sleep.
We will sing you to sleep and shake you to sleep and it will do your old twigs good; they will crackle with pleasure. Sleep sweetly, sleep sweetly, it is your three- hundred-and-sixty-fifth night.
Correctly speaking, you are but a youngster in the world. Sleep sweetly, the clouds will drop snow upon you, which will be quite a coverlid, warm and sheltering your feet. Sweet sleep to you , and pleasant dreams."
And there stood the oak, stripped of all its leaves, left to rest during the whole long winter, and to dream many dreams of events that had happened in its life, as in the dreams of men.
The Dream Of The Old Oak ~ Hans Anderson
I would highly recommend reading the whole fairytale, such a beautiful and touching story about life, death and passing on... Perfectly timed for Samhain.
The Victorian photo album is available to buy in my shop as part of an Autumn update. Click the photo below to take you straight to my Etsy.
You may have already read my love letter to this magical place in my last post.
Nature, flowers, wild swimming and goats are just a few of the things that make camping here so special.
THEN they went and added a Bow-top wagon into the equation, and that right there means true love (and great difficulty getting me to leave).
Complete with a comfy double bed (and room for little ones underneath), a gas cooker and a pot belly stove, I did feel that we were cheating with such luxury.
Sadly there is no horse for your wagon, but maybe that's coming up next (David and Luds?), and really there is no need to move on.
The wagon (don't let the gypsies hear you say caravan), has been handmade in Dorset and is parked up next to one of the most beautiful spots to watch the sun go down over Pamphill. You are also convienently situated just across from where David makes his delicious wood fired pizza.
Sit down at trestle tables decorated with wild flower arrangements, enjoy your pizza dinner and watch the sunset!
For a more detailed description of Farrs Meadow visit my last post here.
For booking, more information and a chance to meet the lovely David and Luds, visit their website here.