loved her home and the animals that lived throughout the
forest. But she loved Unicorn most of all. The only
problem was, Unicorn was too large to come into her home
and visit. Only the smallest of the forest animals could
Pipperwhill had a very pretty home and garden and enjoyed planting flowers and mushrooms. She always felt that
a flower bouquet was never complete without mushrooms,
and flowers made wonderful gifts for her friends.
She sat down on the wooden steps leading to her door and
watched a small rabbit hop on the step beside
"I would give
you a flower bouquet, rabbit, but you would just eat
it." Pipperwhill said to the small bunny. "But that's ok.
Some of my flowers are good for the tummy. Especially the
She stood up and
looked out across the huge meadow that lay before her.
Behind her home was the sea and near the sea is where Unicorn
lives. But the meadow that lay before her seemed as vast
as the sea.
She remembered how Butterfly said she laid her eggs on the
leaves and grasses in the Ancient Garden and she knew that
the birds built their nests from from twigs and
dried grasses found on the ground. She even found the
Faerie Dragon's eggs under some mushrooms once, but that
too, was in the Ancient Garden.
She wondered if
she could transform her meadow into another Ancient
Garden, but to transform this vast meadow would be quite
an undertaking. Her little mind began to think of the
possibilities. She could go into the villages and nearby
lands and pick the apples, dig out the seeds and plant
them in the meadow. It would be a surprise for Unicorn.
"All Unicorns love fruit!" she thought to herself
excitedly. "But fruit trees take so long to grow and
produce anything edible. I guess, until then, the birds
can nest in the trees and I can grow flowers and other
tall grasses for Butterflies to lay their eggs and
the bees to gather pollen for their honey."
nothing wrong with turning her meadow into something more
useful. She began to gather seeds and small shoots from
other plants and trees and even seeds from some of the
grasses found in other areas. Pipperwhill planted everyday
and cleared some patches of land where she wanted trees
and plants and flowers to grow. It would take time, she
knew that, but there would be plenty of sunshine and
rainfall to do the rest.
Garden was small, hidden away and protected by an ancient
ruin, unlike the expanse and openness of the vast meadow.
It didn't offer much protection from harsh wind and rains
that sometimes came through. She needed a building or some
other kind of structure to surround her meadow just like
it does in the Ancient Garden but how could such a little
elf possibly build anything so heavy and so large?
Especially one that would enclose just enough
of the meadow to offer some protection for the birthing
and the babies? It was impossible and the thought of
something so grand was soon cast aside. . . .for
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