Oh, baby …

Oh, baby …

If you look closely, you can see snippets of fluff, rabbit fur and soft downy bird feathers lining this little … bunny nest. Filled with sweet, little cottontails.



And here you see what’s in the direct line of sight of the baby bunnies and their Momma. Sigh.

It’s about a 20 foot hop to my garden.

My garden with the large gap under the gate.

My garden with the huge fencing squares that a raccoon would fit through. (Remember, I built it to keep out DOGS, not bunnies, since at that time, I had no bunnies, just tomato-eating dogs.)

Now I have bunnies.

So, tomorrow’s post will likely be about the misery of working with chicken wire!

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  1. Robin's Nesting Place April 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Those rabbits are cute but such a menace. Hope you can protect your garden.

  2. Diana April 22, 2008 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Robin – Thanks. And I think I need to read those rabbits Carol’s rules of the garden, too!

  3. Annie in Austin April 22, 2008 at 9:36 am - Reply

    What the heck do rabbits do – send scouts out to see who buys vegetable seeds and plants and follow them home?

    I haven’t seen any in our neighborhood but many of our neighbors have outside cats – be careful with the chicken wire, Diana!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. austin urban gardener April 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    oh, cute little baby bunnies . . . with a wise mama who picked such a great spot to live. Hope that chicken wire works for you!

  5. Lisa at Greenbow April 23, 2008 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Too bad your dogs can’t take care of the bunnies. Luna destroyed another nest in our garden this week. Rabbits are so dumb. They love to make their nests in the mulch and duff in our garden. Not wise.

  6. Diana April 23, 2008 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Annie – I love that image … too funny! Well, I’ve been watching a bunny come eat sprouts under our bird feeders in the woods — OUTSIDE of our fenced back yard and the garden. It’s ok if they eat there!

    Austin Urban – If all goes well, she’s a smart momma. If Tanner the dog gets wind of her or her brood, maybe not so smart!

    Lisa – I just don’t wanna have to deal with the after-effects of all that. And end up at the vet with a horking dog, to boot!

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