Uninvited Rabbits on the Homestead

One day I was just relaxing inside when my husband ran in and told me to hurry outside so he could show me something. I was definitely intrigued. I went out to a garden patch that we have in the front yard and hiding in our buckwheat was an adorable baby rabbit.

A couple hours before this, I had seen an adult rabbit in the neighborhood so maybe there was a connection. I was thrilled to see the baby rabbit. I could not get over how cute it was. I kept going out to look at it and try to take its picture.

A short time later, we were in the backyard and my husband was showing me something in another garden patch. I was looking at our fence and asked if the baby rabbit could get through it. He said probably. I looked down and almost immediately, saw a baby rabbit. I wasn’t sure if it was the same one or a different one. We later determined that it was a different one.

Now my new mission has been going around and looking for rabbits in the yard. I have definitely seen three and possibly a fourth one. My husband says he doesn’t mind the rabbits hanging out for now. We are okay sharing the garden as long as they don’t go overboard.

My husband thinks its fate that the rabbits came to us. He has wanted to raise rabbits for food for a long time. I have not been on board with this and I still can’t imagine slaughtering those little cuties. My husband wanted chickens and we ended up with a stray that wandered into our yard. Now the rabbits have found us.

I like having the rabbits around and wouldn’t mind if they stayed. My husband wouldn’t mind having crock-pot rabbit, if they go too crazy with the garden. I will be curious to see if they hang around.

  • Published on May 26, 2016
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