Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Watch For Animals .... Bunny Crossing

A couple of days ago as I wandered out my driveway, I spotted two large holes in the hillside.  Not wanting them to be packrat holes, I plugged them with big rocks.  I'm sure there are plenty of other places for them to nest AWAY from me!!

So while removing the tire covers from the rig, wasn't I surprised to see something small, light brown and "critter" looking move quickly from the outside of the tire to the inside.  What the heck was THAT??

I got down on my knees (way far away) and stuck my head under the rig to see if I could tell what it was.  That's a feat in itself since the air bags are empty and there's only about ten inches of space.

This is what I saw ... a little dark blob between the tires.  Oh good grief ..... it's a BABY BUNNY!!!
Now what do I do??  I can't move the rig with him sitting there!!  Where's Momma??  While pondering the situation I placed a small cup of water nearby in case Momma didn't come back.  My plan was to shoo him into a box and let him go again down by my water station in a hole I would dig underneath some cactus. 
In the meantime, I drove over to the Chance Ranch to take pictures of this fabulous greenhouse Dan built .... from scratch ... by himself .... with only the plans in his head.  How do people do that??
Inside is amazing with tables built all around.  It's fully equipped with fans, water hoses, a drainage system, lights .... this thing has everything you need to grow stuff.  As you can see by the flowering cactus and plants, they are happy campers!
My little painted rock fits in perfectly.
Patty is growing jalape├▒os, tomatoes, green peppers and lettuce, just to name a few.
There's even a waterfall in the corner with real live fish in it.  I would probably take out the middle table and put in a lounge chair to bask in the sun on cold days, but that's just me.  
Outside they have long raised beds of onions, broccoli (now gone since we ate it all) and brussell sprouts.  In case of an emergency, the Chance Ranch will have veggies!!
Back home, I checked the big hole to find all those rocks had been kicked out to the driveway below. YAY!!!  That probably means Momma is back and maybe ... hopefully ... she picked up baby on the way.  

Sure enough, as I again laid flat and crawled under the rig, I could find no baby bunny.  RATS!!  That meant I had to crawl under the opposite side, just to be sure he hadn't found another hiding spot.  There was no bunny to be found, so Mom must have come and collected him.  YAY!!!

Today is D Day and I will be out of here shortly, that is after I check everything on my list at least three times and again make sure the bunny is gone.  Otherwise I may be in for a longer stay!!


  1. Love that green house he sure did a great job. Nice that that bunny has vacated and you can now get back on the road again when you are ready.

    1. Wish I could grow stuff like that, but alas, I have a brown thumb!

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    1. Thank you Carol!! I may be heading your direction again this summer. It's a wait and see game!!

  3. Glad Momma Bunny came back for the Baby. They make homes where we would never think they would.
    Nice Green House.
    Safe Travels and Enjoy the Adventure.

    It's about time.

  4. Ohh that little bunny is so cute but I'm glad Momma missed him and saved him from those big bad wheels!
    Really nice greenhouse with some really nice veggies. Now that we're headed home, I am getting anxious to plant my garden again. I love the decision process, what to plant what to plant?
    Travel safe, I hope the weather is kind to you and the 'family'.

    1. Pretty bad picture, but he sure was a cutie!! I used to grow lots of veggies, but traveling put a stop to it. Maybe next year.

  5. What a great greenhouse...the chair sounds like a great idea. (I will have to suggest it to my sister for her's back in Wisconsin. On sunny but chilly days it could be a warm cozy spot.)
    Safe travels...glad momma bunny picked up her baby.

    Tom and Deb
    Celebrating the Dance

    1. Wisconsin ... yup she could use a greenhouse tanning facility!! It's COLD back there!!