This cottage is a few doors down from us and has just had its roof rethatched. Before moving here I had never noticed straw animals on the top of thatched roofs, but a lot of houses have them here, and they look amazing. This one has two hares on it, but down the road there's a house with a fox on the roof and one with an owl. There's a long history of straw ornaments on thatches, and it's thought that one of the reasons was to scare birds, stopping them from taking the straw. It's also a sign of a master craftsman. Either way, they look beautiful and I love spotting them.
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