Cowart's Common Room
A Christmas Tale

When we bought he farm, I was delighted to discover 4 huge mature Holly trees.
'A good omen' neighbour Earnest told me 'Hollies thrive on goodwill!'
Approaching our first Xmas here, the village shopkeeper sheepishly admitted that he and his son had always come onto our land to cut holly for their xmas wreaths that they made to supplement their income. I said they must continue to do so. That Xmas eve and every Xmas since, I find a beautiful hand-made holly wreath hanging on my door.
2 years ago, the biggest holly tree in the middle of the moor was blown down in the gales. I was devastated! They must be at least 60 years old. Last week, while out walking with the dogs, I decided to go and pay my respects.
I couldnt believe my eyes! Not only was the tree still alive it was covered in berries and had new shoots growing from the upturned roots!

Do you think there could be something in this 'Goodwill' theory?
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Posted at 24th Dec 2007 - 04:03PM   Posted by Grouse   A Christmas Tale Comments: 8

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar What a delightful story Grouse, which reminds me I must go out in search for Holly and mistletoe before it gets dark in the orchard!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 24th Dec 2007 at 04:30PM

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Blossomcottage's Avatar Without doubt Grouse, we all thrive on goodwill and the Holly is surely no exception.
Happy Christmas to you and yours.
Love Blossom

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 24th Dec 2007 at 04:56PM

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Faith's Avatar There's always something in goodwill. Happy Holly!

Posted by: Faith on 24th Dec 2007 at 05:19PM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Wonderful story, Grouse.......I am a firm believer in goodwill, what goes around, comes around and all..... Hope you have a really Happy Christmas..... and thank you for all your help this year - very much appreciated.
Lots of love, janexxx

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 24th Dec 2007 at 07:15PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Grouse that is just lovely . . yes there is a great deal in the good will theory . . .you attract what you give out. Thank you too for sharing your laughter and tears with us and for all your lovely emails. Thank you also for all your bird advice . . . always know who to contact should I ever have a problem.

I hope you have a wonderful Xmas.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 24th Dec 2007 at 07:33PM

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Pondside's Avatar Beautiful Christmas story, Grouse. Thank you!

Posted by: Pondside on 24th Dec 2007 at 08:50PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Lovely Grouse - I am sure that plants are receptive of good vibes. Have a very happy Christmas

Posted by: Withy Brook on 24th Dec 2007 at 08:52PM

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Camilla's Avatar That is a really wonderful story Grouse,

Which reminds me, I must cut the Holly later this morning we have two trees laden with berries, although some have been eaten by our feathered friends.

Thank you Grouse for all your emails and support this year, so kind.

Wishing you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and BEST WISHES for 2008.

Love Camilla.xx

Posted by: Camilla on 25th Dec 2007 at 01:44AM

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