Friday, February 27, 2009

Two posts in one day! The sun is out..... Captain Rupert is full of the joys of spring, talking excitedly to the blackbirds, singing with the robins and planning cunning invasions of the veggie patch with the pesky pigeons......

He did let slip exactly what he got up to in the snow of a few weeks back.

He sneaked out of the garden to join all his feathered and furred friends for an ice skating extravaganza on the village pond of all things.

The ducks did look on in great disapproving amusement, they had never seen such a commotion, and all they wanted was a little bit of water to have a paddle in, not frozen sleepy stuff.

But its in a rabbits nature to make the most of such exciting events as a frozen pond and snow and how the young rabbits and their friends enjoyed themselves.

Great Aunt velvet stayed by the warmth of the stove and although her bones did suffer awfully in the cold weather she baked fresh supplies of cakes and soups to keep the young rabbits warm. The squirrels enjoyed the day too and brought a supply of their finest chestnuts to roast to keep paws warm..... very useful if you had happened to spend slightly too much time sitting on the ice...........................................................

We have been flat out decorating and trying to get the bathroom finished for when the bump arrives, its due on the 13th of march. I had taken some pictures of the progress but can't up load them at the moment as we have a sickly laptop. Its looking good though and we no longer have house pipes to fill the bath up.......we have taps!

We have been very lucky and received a lovely award and must say thank you to Amanda.

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I would like to give it too all the lovely bloggers who have been leaving Captain Rupert and I wonderful comments or who follow and pass by and take an interest in our wonky words and pictures....thank you to all of you........

I would like to say thank you to My tiny little Plot for the post on what to plant on the shady side of the garden. Our veg patch is unfortunately a little shady which has its advantages with less watering but it left me thinking what do people plant in walled gardens on the shady side. I have ordered my seeds for the year and plan to start planting in the next week or two.

Have a lovely weekend, we are tiling the shower and painting skirting board and putting up more plaster board and Captain Rupert will be over seeing checking he approves but I think he liked the building site when it was a little more messy!
Two happy Westies wagged their tails as they said good bye and headed of to their new home. Hope they have settled in well and enjoying these sunny spring like days.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Bunny

Its makes everything snow pretty, the view out of the window could be in a snow globe.
Who's foot prints are these???

They belong to a certain little gray rabbit......Captain Rupert is not so sure about all this white fluffy stuff it does not taste too great.

He hopped out with a little bit of hesitation for his morning constitution

He sniffed and tasted the white fluffy stuff and search high and low for some of the much tastier green stuff.

He has not made it inside yet to warm his paws infront of the woodburner so he must of found some of the green stuff but I think he is rather enjoying making snow bunnies and playing snow balls with his feathered friends from the bird table.