Baby Rabbits Replacing Lawn Mower
Given the drought that is plaguing much of southern Wisconsin there is very little reason to even think about lawn mowing. The grass is either brown, or growing so slowly there is no reason to cut it, and harm it in these conditions.
Thankfully for the grass that remains green and growing there is a natural ‘lawn mower’ that takes care of our concerns.
Over the past couple weeks James and I have been watching the ‘little sticks of butter’–baby rabbits–frolicing about on the lawn as they eat grass. They are continually eating, but remain so tiny–and irresistibly cute. Where the young rabbits have boundary issues we spray some chemical fence that alerts them to eat the grass–and not the rose leaves.
A number of days back we witnessed the mother–apparently making some sound discernible only to the young ones hiding under day lilies and hostas– that it was feeding time. From several directions a slew of ‘butter sticks’ came running and squeezed under the mother–one even hanging upside down–for meal time.
It was a sight I had never before witnessed.
Though I grew up in the country I have been closer to Mother Nature–and it more close to me–while living in the city.
Today one of the youngsters and mom were out-and-about for Sunday brunch.