Sunday, April 12, 2009

Beautiful Easter






This time of year usually comes just as our African weather turns cold. To our surprise, we are almost half way through April and it is still so hot. Our Easter tradition starts a few days before with the decorating of our Easter tree. This year we have pure wool Easter eggs to hang. Our gardener John, made our tree and gave it a white wash paint over. Then the night before Easter Sunday, the children gather their baskets, their night gowns and their boots and place them at the tree all ready for the early morning egg hunt. Our Easter bunny in our meadow, leaves the eggs in our fruit and vegetable orchard. We have a special breakfast or lunch and it is a time of reflection and peace. This year Andrew and I decided to get the children Angora rabbits. Emma, Lilly and Grace. They have a three fold mission. Angora fleece for me. I would love to start spinning, Rabbit droppings for Andrews earthworms and beautiful soft cuddly pets for the children. Happy Easter too all.

17 comments:

karenjane said...

sounds like you all have a nice easter. the rabbits are beautiful and how exciting to be able to collect and spin their fleece ready for knitting:)

Lovey said...

What fun! Your property looks absolutely wonderful.

:)

suzanne said...

Thank you so much visiting friends

We had a lovely traditional Easter. The Angora's are gorgeous and they are so soft. I still have to buy a spinning wheel and learn to spin but the rabbits are a great future plan. We intend to breed them and then gather all the soft fleece. So yes, I hope to produce some lovely Angora items.

Thank you for the comment on the property. It is an old 1928 home with nice big grounds. Its one of those homes that you keep forever..

Warm regards
Suzanne

Linda said...

Hi Sue,

Your Easter looks wonderful! And those beautiful bunnies and lovely...

suzanne said...

Thank you Lindi loops

We had a lovely weekend. The bunnies are adorable. Now the skills come in with trying to keep the poop off their coats...

XX
Suzie

Beth said...

What a beautiful Easter! I always love the pictures of your home and garden - they are so inspiring.
The bunnies are adorable!! I just had a friend offer to bring me an Angora bunny, I hope it is as lovely as yours!

suzanne said...

Hi Beth

So nice to have you visit. Thank you for the compliment. Our Bunnies are adorable. They are only 8 weeks old and so big already. I am sure yours will be just as sweet.
Wishing you a lovely week.

Warm regards
Suzanne

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!
I especially love the boots and the bunny.
:)

Lydia said...

What fun the Easter Hare came to your house also! ;)

suzanne said...

Hi Stephanie

Thank you for visiting. Those boots have been the Easter boots for years. My boy is my garden gnome....The bunnys are too adorable and very tame.

Warm regards
Suzanne

suzanne said...

Hi there Lydia

Yes, the hare came here too. I had to wrap the eggs that I placed in the orchard, so the snails would not eat them overnight. What the Easter hare doesn't do!

Thank you for visiting
Suzanne

Kelly said...

A magical Easter, Suzanne! Your children must have been so excited! The rabbits must be adorable. What a great idea to spin Angora fleece. Once you start spinning, I am sure you will be a natural. Best wishes to you, dear friend. Kelly

suzanne said...

Thanks Kelly

Will send you some Angora wool when it takes off....

XX

Tan Family said...

The Easter tree is a lovely idea! We'll have to try that next year.

suzanne said...

Hi Jennifer

Our tree is a homemade with love tree. Our gardener John, just loves cable ties. So in my quest to make a "all natural" easter tree, it's held together with plastic cable ties... Is that a male thing?? I had visions of natural rope or jute ....anyway, It does look lovely. Next year I will add fabric pieces and ribbons.

Thank you for visiting
Suzanne

gardenmama said...

Awww! there are those sweet angoras!! : )

suzanne said...

Hi Nichole

Yes, that is Grace. Going to blog a photo soon on how fluffy they are.