We really are going to name the rabbits. And announce the winners. And send out little prizes. Really....it'll be soon.
In the meantime, our farmyard is growing. We've been busy with a new little one. A very tiny baby rabbit (who, incidentally, also needs a name).
According to our postage scale, she weighs all of 3.1 ounces. My brother, Ian, is a landscape architect. He found her in a client's garden last week. The client was quite happy to have him take her away.
She has found a home at our house (for now). We feed her raw cows' milk from a medicine dropper, a little grass from outside, and lots of organic veggies from our local CSA. (She gets first dibs on the greens that end up in our compost -- usually the tops of purple carrots, beets, parsnips, radishes, etc.)
We were told it's hard to care for a tiny 1.5 - 2 week old bunny, but she is thriving!
She's very skittish, even after a week of being fed by hand. She truly is a 'wild' rabbit. It has been interesting to see the difference between domesticated rabbits and this baby cottontail.