Sunday, March 20, 2011

One More


We really are going to name the rabbits.  And announce the winners.  And send out little prizes.'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. 


Last Mom said...

Aw!!! What a cutie!!!

Jamie said...

She is so little and cute! It makes me want a rabbit again :).

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