Attempting to beat the coming rain, I worked diligently to mow the farm lawn. Twice when mowing the lot adjacent to the vegetable garden fence, a rabbit darted out and away. One time is not unusual, nor is it extraordinary, but a second time at the same spot is rather curious. The rabbit-action ceased as I finished mowing that part of the yard.
Not expecting any more out-of-the-ordinary, I moved on to the next lot – the front yard next to the farmhouse. As the afternoon went on, rain-filled, gray clouds still loomed over the landscape. So I worked with urgency to finish this part of the lawn before the sprinkles of rain started to fall.
Typically, this part of the yard is a verdant scene. Tall, aged arbor vitae and a delightfully pink, blooming crabapple tree bordered the area. I noticed a brown spot of ground showing through the green blades of lush grass. Pressing on to finish my task, I began to mow the edges of her plot of ground.
I continued on my normal circuit, going around and around the lot. As she neared the brown spot, the rumbling lawn mower moved right over the top of it. And like lightning, out popped four brown, furry bunnies all traveling in different directions!! I chuckled as I saw the sight and resumed traveling on my path.
Bunnies can be so cute. They are cutest when they are in their own space, not the in a farmer’s garden. Sure enough, I investigated and found a round little rabbit hole in the brown spot of ground. “Hmmph,” I said. “What will my husband think? I hope they enjoy lots of dandelions and can find a new home.”