Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

The Easter Bunny is Dead

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Please don’t tell the children. When Mr Uphilldowndale opened the kitchen door yesterday morning, Jammy  the kitten-cat shot past with a baby rabbit in his mouth, he shot through the hall and jumped up on to the widow ledge where he hissed loudly and defensively over his catch. Sadly it was a very dead rabbit; not the sort of Easter gift we were hoping for.

 

Today the sun has shone, a beautiful spring day, there has been a frog fest going on up at the pond, Spud the dog found it very exciting

Spud frogs

Which wasn’t very helpful to me, trying to take frog photos.

I had to make do with them swimming below the surface.

frog 2

The bees were a bit more ‘up front’

 bee tulip

The chickens were a little too keen on eating my beautiful spring flowers

rocky and roxanne_

However, Roxanne the little black hen has surprised us all this week by laying three eggs. The first since she and Rocky moved in last September. Excellent.

eggs

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “The Easter Bunny is Dead

  1. Umm the baby squirrel is too. Kind of the same story but a dog instead of a cat. I suppose they are doing what comes naturally to them…sigh. But as for the other pictures and dialogue, beautiful, all spring. Love the beautiful celadon eggs! Such a treat!

  2. Talk about animal antics! xx

  3. The chickens are beautiful.

  4. Spud’s looking particularly dapper with his new haircut!

  5. Oh congratulations! You’re going to be the proud grandparents of an omelette… Lovely.

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