Postcards From The Weekend

Is there anything nicer than a long walk in the sunshine? CC and I enjoyed exploring Claife Heights- land in the Lake District owned by the National Trust. The views of Lake Windermere spectacular  – but the tarns in the quieter areas of our walk were beautiful, buzzing with dragonflies and damselflies.   * We…

Autumn Pleasures

*   Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year here, the chance to have cosy nights by the fire, the abundance of hedgerow fruit for picking and despite going back to work, the chance to have lovely long walks enjoying the scent of the leaves and the smell of wood smoke. We began our month…

Moments in March

*   Sadly we lost Mr. Rupert last week, our black lop eared rabbit. It seems such a short time since we were collecting the two brothers from the rescue centre and welcoming them to their new home. He will be very much missed by CC and I but especially Mr. Gerry his lovely brother. We…

Winter Treats

*   The recent cold winter weather has brought some unexpected treats in recent days, beautiful winter walks and plenty of opportunities to sample some thoroughly stodgy fare. My friend Liza came to visit us from Sweden and we have delighted in having an excuse to increase our winter walks and sample some local culinary delights. *   This…

Crossing Over

*                  Despite the short length of our winter days, our walks in the countryside have been wonderful this month, guided by my Mother ( the mountain goat) we hiked accross Bowland, passing some rather unusual crossing points for the river. We were a little suprised at this Ford though (where the road goes through the…

Peaches and Summer

Gerry is looking so much better, he’s greedily gobbling all the dandelion leaves I can get for him ( great excuse for not being too thorough with the weeding). CC has been telephoning at lunchtime to check on the progress of the patient. My parents and brother are coming for dinner tonight which gives me…

A Sick Bunny

Poor Gerry has been very ill with GI Stasis, a really nasty condition rabbits can get where basically their digestion stops. The poor little chap has been in pain and we’ve had to feed him by syringe, we noticed that he wasn’t himself on Monday night and made a speedy visit to the vets on…

Gerry and Rupert Rabbits

Gerry and Rupert are enjoying their new enclosure, they have their own little vegetable plot which I’ve planted randomly with out of date seeds. They’re quite happy to provide vast quantities of wonderful fertiliser for my garden in exchange for good quality hay and vegetables. Not to mention that we love them to bits, they’re…