Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Weekend – A Tall Tale

Where I live in the southern part of the USA, there are some amazing animals. They are the stuff of legend. There is one that kind of looks like a cross between a rabbit and a chicken. It’s is called a Rabken. I have never been quick enough to capture one in a photo though. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

They are definitely animals of nature, not to be tamed. They like the freedom of visiting wherever they choose. Their favorite places are natural areas; those untended spots of twigs, leaves and sometimes weeds.

If you get lucky and a rabken likes your garden, the neglected parts, they will leave you a gift of one of their hollow eggs. Not all their eggs are hollow, of course, only some. They leave them because they feel they are full of hidden potential and they like to share.

So, over the weekend, can you believe it??!! We were visited by a rabken. I never did see her. I think she must have come in the early, early morning, but she left us a gift of not one, but two eggs. Those things are huge as eggs go.

I did have my camera and I thought you might like to see a rabken egg in the twig nest.

Now, if you touch a rabken egg, it is understood that your obligation is not to let it sit around until Easter arrives. You should either make something from it or give it to someone who will. I decided to make something.

I’ll post the photos of my efforts tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it!!! I will remember to be on the lookout for a Rabken for sure!!!!
    I will be back to see what transpires!!!!
    Margaret B

  2. Wonderful, we have Jackalopes out here. Wonder if they are related, Looking forward to seeing the eggs.

  3. Hmm, incredibly mysterious.

    For a moment I thought maybe this was where Cadbury Eggs *really* came from... but no!

    I can't wait to see.

  4. Joanne,

    My husband asked if they were anything like Jackalopes! I always wondered how a Jackalopes kept his antlers upright. The weight and all that! It is curious, isn't it?


  5. LOL!!!! I almost thought you were serious...(Kicking myself)....you aren't serious...are you????? can't wait to see what you do with them!!! have a nice week! hugs, Jennifer


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