OK, this had to be the absolute best garden experience yet!
I was wondering why parts of the parsley seemed smashed and why no other new veggie sprouts were sticking around long enough to grow.
Well today, I decided to head down to the little garden and grab some parsley:
After I'd already cut down a whole bunch of it, I saw this little pile of fur:
So I ran up to grab the Vegkid and show him the fur in the garden. I was telling him, that something must have nested here at one time.
We stood there for a bit thinking of animals that may have nested. Then Veg grabbed a stick. He took off a tiny piece of fur very gently. His plan was to look at the fur closer and "analyze" what this could be.
Then I hear.. "Um, Mom, there is an eyeball looking at me"
"Seriously Mom, I think I saw an eyeball. There is something under that fur... "
Then the fur started moving... AHHHHH!!!!
So we took a closer look, being careful not to disturb our little parsley friends.
And about that point, I panicked.... There are little babies in there and they will be attacked by predators or smashed by the elements.... I had already cut down the parsley so they had no shelter.... Oh no Oh no Oh Dear!!
Veg and I decided to pile the fur that had moved back on top so the hole he accidentally made was no longer a hole. Then push down the parsley that was left to make a new canopy for our little furry friends.
I'm not sure it will work, or if they will survive, but we did try. Who knew there were baby bunnies under that parsley.. Oh my Kale! I was just thankful that I didn't step on them while maneuvering around the garden.
Mama Bunny should have left a sign:
"Dear Garden Humans, I'm leaving you some easter bunnies please do not disturb"
We never did see Mama bunny, so I hope she comes back to take care of them. Hubby is not as thrilled as I am about the homestead in our vegetable garden and threatened to move them.
Currently we have nothing growing but Parsley, so I'm not as concerned. He did some research and agreed that they could stay for a couple more weeks. But once they are grown, he is moving their family home.
If you have any tips of the Bunny variety, please share. For now we plan to leave them be and I will do without parsley for a while. :-)