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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Old Bunny Hutch

Our first set of pet rabbits lived in this hutch. They ate and slept in this hutch, enjoyed the fresh air, and snuggled up together at night. By day they often played in the rabbit run, a construction of PVC pipe and chicken wire that kept them safe from the neighbor dogs while they nibbled on their grass. Watership Down fans, we called it "silflay". When winter came, we had an alternate living quarters in the basement that we called their winter condo. Now our bunnies are house pets: they use a litter box, sleep under our beds, and greet us when we come home from work.

So what to do with the hutch? It's currently full of gardening tools and supplies, but it's really rotting and falling apart. Finally, after so many years, much of the old bunny hutch turned storage space is going to end up in a dumpster; the construction dumpster for our home renovation. That which is suitable may become garden walkways, but not much is still useful.

It's okay. All good things come to an end. The dirt underneath will become home to -- shall we predict? -- more rhubarb or raspberries!