This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, May 25, 2009

so many rabbits...

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I think we have a bumper crop of rabbits this year. I have never seen so many. Babies and adults - they don't even run from gardeners and cameras. A pair lives in my neighbors backyard and Skippy watches them through the fence. He'd love to get out and chase them. I disturbed 3 tiny little babies while weed whacking the garden paths yesterday. Very cute!

The baby bunny in the photo here was at Mt Auburn cemetery today and hardly even looked up at me. The big one is the neighbor bunny that Skippy has his eye on.

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Blogger Tim said...

we have Rabbits so big in our neighborhood you would think you could ride them. Today I put up a chickenwire fence to keep them out of our garden. They had been in there munching on a bit of everything.

May 25, 2009 10:26 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Thay are so cute, great shots! Gotta love Spring and all the babies it brings.

May 26, 2009 10:21 AM

Blogger Sean said...

We've had a lot of the little veggie murders this year too. I lost an entire crop of peas and most of my beans to them.

May 26, 2009 10:36 AM

Blogger Dan said...

I keep seeing a huge bunny below our yard. At first I was a bit concerned about it eating all my lettuce but now I have so much growing it might be a good thing. I remember as a child that a rabbit kept eating my Grandpa's vegetables so he eventually trapped it and we had it for dinner. It was a little scaring...

May 26, 2009 10:20 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Oh my. You must have a lot of lettuce!

May 26, 2009 11:05 PM

Blogger Hoz said...

Oh those wascaly wabbits. They will ruin a row of sugar peas in one sitting. I keep my "succulents" behind chicken wire, but still, I often think a savory "Wabbit Stew" would be the answer.

May 27, 2009 7:11 AM

Blogger Matron said...

This is an emotional dilemma. They are so cute to look at, but they just destroy your veggie garden. I wouldn't have the nerve to kill one myself, but if someone else did I would make a delicious rabbit pie!

May 27, 2009 1:36 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

soon enough you may have a family of red-tail hawks living nearby. It lowered the population at my school garden. I nearly dug into a den of baby rabbits once. I am so glad I missed them.

May 30, 2009 9:53 AM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

and... personally I have far less damage from rabbits than deer, ground hogs and some pesky insects.

May 30, 2009 9:54 AM

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