16 May, 2010
Posted by Lady Quilter at 1:59 PM
Seems a momma rabbit, in her wisdom, decided to put her nest in the middle of the backyard . . dog or no dog, it appears. Nest was discovered after Joanne ran over it with the power lawn mower! Thankfully the nest was deep enough and the babies small enough no one was harmed! Thinking I saw a bit of fluff or whatever I started to pick it up, wanting the lawn to look nice. Much to my surprise there were squirming little pink bodies! Bunnies! Covered them up right a way. Sure enough, momma came by at dusk to feed them. She comes by every day, pretty much at the same time, to feed then takes off until the next day. Of course Maggie, the dog, has lost backyard privileges by herself until the babies are on their own and gone. Maggie is too curious about them. I don't think she would hurt them as they are now about the size of kittens but you can never tell.
It's a lot of fun watching them every day at dusk. Bunnies are nowhere to be found during the day, although we do suspect they head for the fence between out yard and the neighbor. It's covered with our flowers and their hostas and bridal veil bushes, providing a lot of cover and protection from the rain.