That’s Benjjamin with two ‘J’s. No plagiarism here.
It has been over a week since I could bring myself to blog. My stress levels have gone through the roof with the house from hell and it ended with a migraine. I am just about out of the woods now. I need to do a ‘moth’ post to celebrate my 100th species of micro but today its all about rabbits. Eight of them in fact.
Last week we cleared a substantial area of the garden. The docks were strimmed down and we started thinning out the hazel trees. It looks completely different. The aim is to get light through the canopy to see if we can encourage more wild flowers to grow. One side-benefit is that we can see who is roaming the grounds. It was clear that we had two large rabbits as regulars. This morning I was looking out of my study window. I spotted a much smaller rabbit near the semi-derelict shed we inherited. Then another and suddenly we had six small rabbits along the edge of the shed. I took a few photos of ones and twos.
They happily nibbled away at the grass and weeds, which we are content to share. Slightly nervy but quick to return when no predator appeared. I hope all six survive. They can live under the shed as long as they wish. Indeed if the house does not come along much faster we may join them.
As Beatrix Potter had first pick of rabbit names I need suggestions for the six youngsters and indeed mum and dad if the mood takes you. I draw the line at Rag, Tag and Bobtail and Flopsy and Mopsy are right out. We need good Hampshire names like Basil Fotherington-Rabbit or Titus Cholmondeley-Rabbit.
We are in two minds whether to introduce Lulu to the new tenants. She was groomed today and very fine she looks too. She and the new groomer didn’t see eye to eye on all aspects of the grooming so a muzzle was needed. The groomer wasn’t happy but she got used to it. I think we will wait a while before allowing Lulu to meet the rabbits. Who knows what the outcome might be. Eight rabbits versus one Pomeranian. A tight call I guess.
That’s all folks