All Posts Tagged with "rabbits"

Jan 4
2011

Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit

The snow has gone, like something we all dreamt. At the allotment I share with Dad (87), it’s a shock to see the ground with no white blanket.  It looks so brown. And bare. I’m surprised by my own surprise. And then, as I wander around the plot, I begin waxing lyrical. Ah, the human […]

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Aug 25
2010

Scarecrows

When it comes to keeping pests off veggies, a mixture of sense and superstition prevails at our allotments. On one plot, a stuffed character from the cartoon South Park has been hoisted aloft by a long pole up his jacksie. But the pole is very sturdy, so nothing moves when the wind blows. It’s hard […]

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Jul 6
2010

Fences

Fences do funny things to people. The allotments’ back fence is uber-secure. Its mesh rectangles are too narrow for a foothold, its height sufficient to stop anyone hauling themselves up, and rules and regs stipulate no sheds near the fence to break the fall. It has all been thought out. Of course, anyone could walk […]

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