Monday, June 6, 2011

New Perspectives on Sweet Little Bunnies

The first time I read the stories of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, I felt sorry for that little rabbit.  Mr. McGregor seemed mean spirited and quite vindictive.  I was happy and relieved when Benjamin and Peter were saved and Mr. McGregor  and his cat were outwitted.

Now, this picture of "sweet little bunnies" picking onions for their mother brings a totally different feeling to my heart.  This afternoon, I found two of my little gardens dug up.  Lettuce, broccoli, carrots, peas, cilantro, basil and asparagus were uprooted.  Many tiny baby carrots were eaten. The heads of my tiny first year asparagus spears were gnawed off.  That just burned me up!

Hours of planting, watering and weeding just went to waste on some tiny little varmint.  That's right, I said varmint.  There are no sweet little bunnies around here.  There's varmints.  Rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, pesky birds, bugs, groundhogs and raccoons are all now classified as pests, vermin, nuisances,  and just plain ol' trouble!

You know, at one point in my life, I was semi-vegetarian.  Now, I just might lead Mr. McGregor and his cousin-from-another-time Elmer Fudd on a march.  I will lead, singing at the top of my lungs, "Kill the wabbit.  Kill the wabbit.  Kill the wabbit". 

OK, I won't go on a march with a shotgun, but there are now red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper sprinkled all over my garden.  Watch out you little vermin, you'll get more than you bargained for in my garden!  That's life for you - you grow up and you get a whole new perspective on things. 

I have to admit, this article might not fit into my whole scheme of "write one good thing a day", but I sure do feel better now!!!

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Hannah said...

I feel your pain. That's why I don't have a huge garden in my back yard. Que sera sera.

Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

This takes me straight back to my childhood, and my mother's battles with the little varmints over her own garden!

Anonymous said...

Wottn Wittle Wascals they are!! Elmer