Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rascally Wabbits

I'm turning into Elmer Fudd.

With the new house comes a garden, which I adore more than I ever thought I would. I loved putting in a lawn, tearing up the wreck of a garden, and planting vegetables. I never knew that I'd feel pulled to the earth like that, longing to have dirt under my nails. Anyway, as much as I love the new nest, the new garden, I've inherited a few unwanted freeloaders.

We have rabbits.

And they aren't just rabbits, they're tame rabbits. They taunt me with there obvious disregard of our presence. They are so unconcerned about the humans of the house that many times this summer I've almost tripped over them. The chef and I used to toss pebbles at them, trying to scare them off. But the rabbits knew we didn't really mean them harm. They'd just twitch their noses and ears at us, inwardly laughing at our poor aim, and continue to chew on grass.

In the months that have passed since the rabbits first appeared, I haven't seen them eating anything other than grass and weeds. They haven't been in my vegetable garden yet, as far as I can tell. So for the moment, we're at a tenuous peace.

In fact I've named the three rabbits that live under our garden shed. The big one is Bugs, the middle one (which I think is the momma) is Bunny, and the baby rabbit is Bugsy. I know that there is no way that these three cute rabbits won't reproduce at alarming speeds, but at the moment, its just the three of them. And I can almost accept three rabbits.

After all, they are kind of cute? Aren't they?

Well, for wascally wabbits, that is.


Kathie Truitt said...

I just found your blog and love it. I've been blogging for almost 2 years and have the same concept. I am a cowgirl living in the DC area now, and riding English instead of Western - ha! who'd a thunk?

My cousin you use to manage the White Horse ranch in Oregon, so I've been to your neck of the woods. It is absolutely beautiful.

brandilion said...

Don't name them, you can never get rid of them if you do! You will have to get rid of them you know. If they are that tame, why don't you catch the 3 before they start multiplying and find them a home? or keep them caged. But your garden will eventually suffer lady and you know it. Or fence your garden, but I bet your garden expands. Betcha :)


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