Bernhard and Bärbl have opened their "shop' again - for Easter.
Last time we
went just before X-Mas, and now of course the animal range has
changed from bull to rabbit and from reindeer to chick. It seems
that there is much more Easter decoration floating around in public
than a few years ago. Ceramic easter bunnies looking after front
gardens and front doors, chicks in all sorts of material and size
appearing amongst flowers and bushes, countless easter eggs and
ribbons hanging on almost everything. There are also more
traditionally shaped easter wells around, which go up on Palm
Sunday and come down on Whitsunday.
Höfen had such an easter well until a few years ago, but then the man died who always got the special green from the woods, and no one new could be found to do it. The iron frame used as an under construction has also disappeared. Only the decorated eggs are stored in the attic of the community house, probably a couple of thousands.