Monthly Archives: May 2007

Baby Bunnies

Simon’s a dad. He doesn’t seem to care much. But the black-faced bandit is a proud little mama. If I get too close, she makes a grunting noise and tries to scratch me. It was risky just getting this shot!
In early May, I noticed that she started building a nest with the soft fur from her belly (this is called kindling). Then the other day I went out to the rabbit area and saw the fuzzy stuff was moving! They look like, well, rats. Kind of hairless. I hear rabbits are born with their eyes open. Mama doesn’t spend much time in the crate nursing the babies–I guess this is a survival technique.

Collard Man

Back in the fall, William and I took a trip up to OAEC, which is a demonstration garden, arts center and intentional community. They have a great plant sale in the fall and spring (the spring one is this weekend–May 5) featuring lots of region-specific varietals of vegetables. Like a crazy beautiful variegated collard, which has gone to seed and I’m going to save for planting at the end of summer. I also got some cauliflower starts, but the funny thing is, they never formed heads. Instead we got these enormous leaves, which are delicious when cooked as collards–with garlic, onions, and a smoked turkey wing. Here’s William in our kitchen demonstrating the size of the leaves.

May Day

Hello May! I said Rabbit Rabbit this morning while feeding the bunnies. My mom always told us it brought good luck. But then I spilled a bunch of vegetable oil in the backyard (my landlord is going to kill me), my right bike brake snapped in two (glad I have two brakes), and my clog strap broke. It’s a theme, let’s hope the rabbit forces gather for good.
Are they preggers? I don’t know…