It's quite possible that Deus Ex Machina and I pay too much attention to the seasons and not quite enough to the calendar.
We have five bunnies that need to be harvested, and we've been putting it off. We should have done it last weekend, but got too busy with other stuff, and so today is the day.
I hadn't even considered the irony. Big Little Sister pointed it out to me that we're harvesting the rabbits ... on Easter.
In celebration of Spring, we are also planting - peas, carrots and radishes in the garden, and broccoli, artichoke (the globe variety - not sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichoke, which we have already planted and should be harvesting soon), and some herbs in the greenhouse.
And that's why the rabbits have to be harvested today ... because they've been living in the greenhouse, but can't if we're going to use it to grow plants.
Irony or not. Offensive to our friends and neighbors or not. It has to be done, and today's the day. Such is life on the farm.