09 July 2008
That Wascally Wabbit!
O my! we are over run with those cute little long eared fur-covered eating machines. We have no natural predators around here except hawks and I doubt if a hawk will swoop down out of the sky to nab on of these hoppers. They are almost tame, it seems, and will let you get to within 2-3 feet before they hop away switching those white cotton ball tails at you.
Back to the garden. The other evening, CarGuy helped me erect a chicken wire fence around a section of the garden that contains the lettuce which was already showing signs of being nibbled.
My reward came this morning as I stood at the kitchen window sipping my coffee and gazing out at the backyard. I saw a rabbit hop toward the garden. It got to the fence and stopped, then hopped down the fence a bit and stopped, then it hopped a bit further and stopped. Finally, it turned in what I could only assume was disgust at loosing it's free meal ticket, and hopped out of the yard.