Rosie discovered a nest of bunnies a couple days ago. Well. She didn't discover it, one of the dogs did. But she discovered that the dog discovered it. Or something.
Awful cute. Six in all. But Mama Bunny must've been a knocked-up teen without much sense, b/c she made this nest all of about 10' from our pool and 10' from the backyard. Just steps from where kids and grown-ups and dogs and cats pass by dozens of times a day.
But we did what we could. We built a tent of wood (of sorts), thinking Mama could still get in and out when she needed to, but no one would step on the nest and it would discourage the dogs and cats from messing with it. Not dog-proof by any means, but we would at least be able to easily spot if they were nosing around and yell "LEAVE IT!"
This worked for a couple days. But alas. With so many kids in the house our back door is like a revolving door and there were too many times a dog or two got out unsupervised. So poor Rosie went out to check on them last night and found the boards tossed aside and the nest empty. That's the nature of nature, I suppose, but that didn't help my weeping daughter, who tried so hard to give these babies a chance.
My heart beaks for my daughter. My heart breaks for the poor little inexperienced Mama bunny. Hopefully she'll know better for next time.
Like Mr. Rogers used to say (paraphrased), Won't - you be - my Followers?
A Little History
Quite frankly, I don't know what I was thinking at the time. We went from 3 kids by birth to "oh, let's adopt a 4th" without a whole lot of deliberation.
While adopting said 4th (in Kazakhstan), we met a young man of 8 yrs by the name of Borya. Thought he was a pretty nice kid and years later found out we could adopt him too. Only thing was, he came as a 2-in-1 package with his younger sister Ylia. What the hay, said we, and rushed headlong into the adoption process. Again. To adopt two kids that were 10 and 13 at the time.
Started a blog to keep track of where my head was in this adoption game. When Borya and Ylia arrived home, we were suddenly the proud parents of six kids, ages 9, 10, 11, 11, 13 and 13.
That was back in 2009, but I still blog. I figure what doesn't make us laugh makes us cry, and I'd rather be laughing.
Also? We live on a farm(ish) with a few dozen critters. You're just as likely to read a post about the farming side of things as you are the parenting side. Thought you might want to know in case you have allergies or something.
As for the structure of this blog, I pretty much post on a daily basis, and I tend to be all over the place in what I write about, so if it's nice, neat and compartmentalized you're looking for, be off with you now, you won't find it here.
I do have some structure, though, I'm not a total bohemian. I roll like this:
Mon: Mirth Monday. A little somethin' to make you chuckle.
Tues: Sometimes Adoption Tuesday, sometimes A Tip For Tuesday, sometimes random thoughts.
Weds: Wordless Wednesday. Usually a photo or some artwork from myself or one of my oh-so-talented children.
Thurs: all random, all the time.
Fri: Farm Friday. Speaks for itself.
Sat, Sun: More random musings.
Feel free to explore and don't be shy -- drop me a line to say hello, and be sure to add yourself as a follower. Feeds my ego in a big way. I'm very insecure.
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