Thursday, March 25, 2010

One Lucky Bunny

Our newest addition to Achorn Farm. Meet Willow formerly know as "a meat rabbit". Last fall a few rabbits escaped and rather then capture we let them free range outside and in the barn for the remainder of the season through winter. Maine Man thought there were only males so there was not worries until we found this sweet thing along with a few others in the barn. Something, MOST likely one of these pesky cats pulled them from their nest. They were hypothermic and a few of them were all staved up. Willow was the SOLE survivor and now has become a pet residing IN my house. Hmmmm, our philosophy has come to not keep anything that doesn't serve a purpose. I usually say if we can't eat it we don't want it but occasionally something wins you over. Willow's purpose is for loving, snuggling, and her poo will be good for the garden. That works, right?

12 comments:

Denise said...

I have wanted to keep rabbits but I want them outside in a run, but it's too hot in Texas :( or so I've been told? do you have any info about keeping them, do they have to be in the house?

jenn said...

I need to be very, very careful that my kids never see this photo. Hannah has been hitting me up for a rabbit for years.

The Milk Maid said...

Ahhh, how cute! If I would of found her I would of not been able to eat her either.

hickchick said...

Very cute--your very own easter bunny!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Very sweet bunny.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

You know, I have the same philosophy: if it doesn't serve a purpose then we don't want it. That's why I haven't gotten any bunny yet, even though I have been tempted a few times.

goatpod2 said...

We used to raise meat rabbits!

Amy

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

She is beautiful and will be well worth the effort! Rabbit poo is great in the garden and she will bring you many hours of joy and snuggling. That is worth a lot!

Debbie said...

That always works for me. I'm a sucker for little rabbits! What a cutey! Debbie

Cher said...

I think the purpose the bunny will serve is one of the most important.. Loving and snuggling and more than likely a huge laugh or two, as all bunnies eventually do something really silly. Plus I hear you can litter train a bunny.

streetrodz said...

Maine Man that was a specail delivery from the Easter Bunny, how lucky are your guys a live bunny! My granddaughter is getting a chocolate filled one, much rather have ours :~) enjoy!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

Yeah....I've always said no to bunny's too...then a friend stopped by who raises them and my son bought Carrot who has been with us for 2 yrs.....incidentally...she is now MY rabbit since I take care of her...LOL...typical huh? I just adore her...she is so funny when she plays with toys. You will enjoy her and be glad you kept her as a pet..sometimes, there is a reason for everything...nothing wrong with having ONE rabbit around you keep...I just wouldnt keep a bunch! LOL Keep her away from the boys for sure! THAT would not be funny...well good way to have more meat rabbits I guess???