Thursday March 3rd 2016Tim
on a big Potato planting this year. Mind you every year
there's always some kind of reckoning on a big Potato
planting, and very often the Potato planting is more
moderate to small than it is big. And given this
Gardener's propensity to distribute blame to all and
sundry it might well be worth considering the life and
times of Saint Patrick, who like our hero's grandfather
was once captured by pirates, he was sold and he escaped
from bondage. But unlike our hero's grandfather, Saint
Patrick chose to return to the land of his slave days
where he preached the word, eradicated the Islands
population of Snakes, and his followers in more recent
times have chosen Saint Patrick's Feast Day to become
valiant around planting Potato.
The thing about
a Feast Day, is you have to actually be a genuine, certified
by the Pope type Saint in order to qualify for a Feast Day.
And it seems astonishing to me that despite the years and
years of selfless endeavor and research into the many lives
of our hero's grandfather your writer of pulp has failed to
assign a Feast Day to The Rabbit of Usk. There's been a
Society of Saint Timothy, there's been a whole thing, which
some might have found a little dull, around The Rabbit's
role in the Sabean Schism and the Poached Egg controversy,
but no thought whatsoever given to The Rabbit's Feast Day.
There are some might argue that this would make sense, given
the strength of the Devil's Advocate's case against our
hero's grandfather, but frankly I see no reason why The
Rabbit can't have a provisional Feast Day until such time as
the Vestry of Monnow has done it's difficult work of
determining whether or not The Rabbit might have
been a Saint.