Thursday, April 24, 2008

Meet Momma Bunny...


This morning, while keeping close watch on the dog, I turned the corner and found Momma Bunny hadn't quite skeedaddled for the day. I think she was checking out the new chicken wire on the garden.

Just a few feet away, is the table I placed over the baby nest to keep out the rain and lawnmower and NOT the dog. Clearly that wasn't nearly enough of a deterrent for him.



So, I'm the dog police for a few more weeks and I might take pity on Momma Bunny and put her some acceptable food out there -- OUTSIDE of the garden. And, as long as she isn't eating my plants, she's kinda cute, isn't she?

12 comments:

zhl said...
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Rachel @ in bloom said...

Aw, she's adorable. Bunnies and deer are such cute animals. It's like the Bambi medley. If only they wouldn't eat stuff - then we could attract them to our yards, rather than trying to deter them!

Diana said...

Yes, it's a catch-22, isn't it? I see her several times a week eating the seeds and sprouts on the other side of the fence and yard where we have woods and bird feeders all over. I can watch her through the breakfast room window - I'm pretty sure she's the same bunny, and I comforted knowing she's getting some goodies to eat on a regular basis.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am sure Tanner would thank you for those bunny treats if you let him at them. Luna loves bunny treats. She always finds them before I do. Stupid rabbits. Don't feed that rabbit. It will only encourage it to nest in your garden again.

Diana said...

Oh boy, would Tanner thank me! But he just set it down and left it alone, I didn't take it from him. You're right, of course, about not feeding the rabbit. I see it come around the other side of the house to eat bird seed and that's fine with me if it forages in the woods OUTSIDE the fence. Yes, I want to encourage them ALL to LEAVE the yard and move on to better digs where there is no chicken wire!

Michelle said...

Oh, she is adorable!! It's so nice to know that your home is so inviting that wildlife can't resist taking up residence! You deserve a pat on the back :-)

Happy Planting~
Michelle

Michelle said...

Well, I read a little more and noticed you don't want Momma Bunny to take up residence! In that case, I will cease congratulating you on luring wildlife to your yard!!! ha ha ha

I thought she was a welcome visitor but I understand that she can do alot of damage and might not be as welcome as other visitors. Good luck keeping her out~

Michelle

Diana said...

Well, Michelle, I was gonna say thanks, that's a sweet perspective, but I guess not!! Ha ha. She is cute and I am protecting her babies from my fierce, he-man dog (he thinks) until they can find their way to a better salad bar! I'm weary of the circle of life these days, though...sometimes the reality of nature is a little too much.

Gail said...

You are a soft hearted soul! Those bunnies are fortunate little creatures.

This is probably a boon for Tanner, who will have your undivided attention for the two weeks.

Gail

Diana said...

Gail - you're sweet to say that. It is a boon for Tanner, who has been the center of the universe anyway, since Sierra died. But he just doesn't understand why he can't run over to where the bunnies are when I go out with him. I know if I turned my head for a minute, stubborn boy would be all over them!

kate smudges said...

I just caught up on the bunny news and chicken wire. My fingers are tightly crossed that the bunnies decide to move elsewhere. Your garden looks pretty enticing to me - I love the look of the new fence and gate.

As with squirrels, when they aren't causing problems in the garden, they are cute creatures. When they start eating our garden treasures, then they aren't quite so sweet.

The radishes look yummy - they look even more so since we just received snow this morning. How unfair is that!! Luckily, I am recuperating from surgery and so I'm not minding this current freeze.

Diana said...

Kate - glad you like the garden fence and gate, I thought it was nice, just wish I didn't have to put chicken wire on it with bread twist-ties! Oh well, the best-laid plans, right? You are so right - deer, squirrels and bunnies are cute until they start destroying the things we've worked so hard to plant! Hope you're feeling ok and your recuperation is quick -- with Spring sunny and warm ready for you when you're back on your feet.