January 06, 2008

Peter Cottontail's Bunny Trail

I got up much later than usual today. I've been fighting an intestinal upset and losing. Plus, my neighbor's party last night did not help either. The sun was well up when I rose and opened the northside shade from one of the windows in my room.

There are bushes on this side of the house. I looked down between the bushes and the fence. The snow is melting today and I can very clearly see the, er, extensive evidence of the presence of my bunny friends. There's A LOT of it!!!

Not only am I full of it but now I'm surrounded by it too!

It occurs to me that the Laporidae is good eatin' this time of year. Stew, anyone?


Blogger Terry Nelson said...

Cath - when that neighbor stuff happens - just call the cops. It works for me.

Seriously - My bunny rabbits, squrrels and birds and all other critters are eating rich right outside my garden door. I love watching them. The bunny rabbit eats the best because they are nocturnal. She eats peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries and raisins, and carrots, finely chopped - oh - and wheat germ. The birds get a nice nutty granola, and bread crumbs.

We are so happy in my storybook world here. If you show up with a gun, I'm calling the cops!

January 06, 2008 11:15 AM  
Blogger Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Hey, maybe you SHOULD follow Terry's advice and feed them up real good. Makes extra nummy eatin'!
Call me when the stew is ready!

January 06, 2008 12:47 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Laura: Why should I bother? Terry's already given me directions to the best fed critters in town!! :-) I can sneak over there while Terry's sleeping-so basically anytime after sundown but before sunup. Hmmmmmm....Maybe we could have an outdoor rabbit booya at Ter's place? I'm sure he won't mind being the social butterfly that he is. ;-)

January 06, 2008 2:30 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Rabbit poop is wonderful fertilizer. You know the scripture - Bunny taketh away and bunny giveth back:)

January 06, 2008 3:41 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

adrienne: Gosh, that's astounding! I did not think they had the Eastern Cottontail in Israel or even ancient Egypt! :-) Though, he must have been in the Garden and on Noah's Ark. I'll have to consult Genesis and Exodus since I'm not familiar with that quote. I bet Adoro would know.

I wonder if there was not a "hidden" plaque of bunny's that hit Pharoah and drove him over the edge and let The People go?


January 06, 2008 7:26 PM  
Blogger Tom in Vegas said...


If your going to go after the rabbits, try not to get the Easter Bunny. The "seculars" would have a boring Easter without him:0)


January 06, 2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Hmmm---perfect compost is 1:1:1

Bunny poop is 1:1:1

(NPK ratios)

Wait till just befor spring--then I suggest chicken fried, with biscuits and gravey!

January 06, 2008 10:32 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Redneck: Good plan!

Tom: But if I take the Easter Bunny out could that force the "seculars" to see Christ? Hmmmm....come here little bunny...hehe

January 07, 2008 6:18 AM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

My neighbor feeds the rabbits and squirrels just enough to keep them hanging around...in my yard. His yard doesn't have any bushes so they live in my yard and dig up my garden and eat my shrubs and then go feast next door to get enough energy to come back and rip up some more stuff :) I think we need another cat.

Didn't know Terry was so organic.

Your neighbors had a party and didn't invite you?

January 07, 2008 3:06 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

swissmiss: No, can you believe it?!?

January 07, 2008 8:09 PM  
Anonymous adoro said...

You know...I've always wanted to roast bunny on my spit in the front yard.

And I've been wanting to get my small game license since we can't get bunny and squirrel at the grocery store. Amazing...everyone hates them but no one will let people eat them. And all the while, people complain about the price of chicken and beef! Whazzup!? Dinner is in the yard feeding on the bushes!

What do we have to do...runn over it to make it legal?

So...let's have a hunting party. I can make Thai Peanut bunny with a side of roast garlic squirrel. What's your offering?

January 07, 2008 8:16 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

adoro: Good points.

Since it's going to get cold again, I would go with a hearty stick-to-ones ribs rabbit stew (it will have carrots and other root veggies in it). For desert maybe we could have individual squirrel pies. I would serve it with chianti. Then, we can all lie around groaning about how much we ate for the next 2 hours!

January 08, 2008 6:45 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

For bunnies, if you're cooking upscale, may I suggest aux pruneaux? Serve with a nice dry red.

and for squirrel, there really is only one option besides fried for breakfast--Brunswick stew, 1/2 the meat from the ubiquitous "tree rat", half rom a chicken! Nice Tar Hell traditional cuisine for winter, served ideally with a red micro-brew ale and freash sourdough bread.

And for dessert--the Venison/Jalapeno salami i got in my fridge!

Of course, for the sake of the neighbors, use a live trap so they think you're relocationg the animal--they don't need to know the location is your dining room table!

January 08, 2008 8:39 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

redneck: You surprise me. I was sure you'd recommend Wild Turkey!

January 08, 2008 7:48 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

That's strickly for breakfast whenyou're in a hurry!

January 09, 2008 6:11 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

redneck: Carbs are good energy food to start the day!

January 09, 2008 8:51 PM  

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