All Posts Tagged with "rabbits"

May 26

Protection racket

In memory of my Dad… All the scarecrows at our allotments are male. A stuffed character from the animation South Park, for example, is hoisted aloft by a pole up the jacksie. The pole is a sturdy broom handle so when the wind blows, nothing moves. It’s hard to see how it would scare birds, […]


Jan 4

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 […]


Jul 6


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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