The snows of January yield to snowdrops and then daffodils. As the spring unfolds, so does the drama of village life. Dotty Harmer serves up an herbal brew to her neighbor Albert Piggott, who has a soft spot for her despite his crusty facade. Architect Edward Young overhears a rumor that the old people's home he designed may be a bit cramped, and an American stranger arrives in search of family connections. These and other stories are intertwined and capture a bygone era.