Today is ‘April Fools’ Day’ the joy of all children and those who can successfully find a scapegoat to send on a fool’s errand. We all may have been teased as children with various adults asking us to go to the iron mongers for a tube of ‘elbow grease’ some ‘half-wit nails’ or some ‘sky hooks.’ Many apprentice will have been asked to fetch a ‘left-handed screwdriver’ and so on … only to come back with bright red cheeks.
At school there were teachers who were brilliant at an early morning tease and some children applied their jokes with uncompromising ease at unsuspecting class mates.
Remember though if tempted the fun only lasts until 12.00 noon … after that time it is said that those who participate are the biggest fool of all and a prank or jest may be looked upon a little more harshly.
‘April weather is rain and sun together’
‘The hay and corn fair better with April’s windy morn’
Dog violet … found in the garden border on 1st April
Cowslip … 1st April
Wild Garlic or Ramsons … growing by the edge of the pond on 1st April