Saturday, October 8, 2011

A very sweet surprise

A few weeks ago, I was heading outside and noticed that the animals were all congregated up by the chicken coop. Now this was a strange sight to see, so naturally I slipped on my boots and headed up there.

I got all the way up there and noticed that Prize the llama was very focused on something. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of white zip by. I went over to where Prize was and didnt see anything out of the ordinary...but she was still totally fixated on something. I followed her gaze and it led me to under the coop.

Of course, I say....of course I have to get down on my hands and knees to see what shes looking I do... And lo and behold, look what I see!

Isnt he the cutest thing youve seen as of late? 

He makes himself comfortable while he watches me try to figure out how to get him all the way over there under the coop.
I ended up whacking my head on the corner of the hay feeder as I tried to get him out from under the coop.  Which I must say smarted pretty darn good.  The end result was a pretty good goose egg on my temple.  It almost affected my cookie eating...seeings how every time I chewed  it sent pain from my head to my mouth...but cmon...we are talking about cookies here.  

Once I got a hold of him and snuggled him and loved on him for a long while...
I put him in a little dog carrier.
The chickens were very intrigued.
The bunny on the other hand showed very little interest in all the chicken visitors.
After some thinking from S and myself we decided that the sweet, little bunny was more than likely the neighbors so we set out to return the big guy. 

After a conversation with the neighbors, the bunny was quickly identified. His name is Frank we were told. The rabbits are let out to free range pretty regularly and Frank gets picked on by the other male rabbit over there.  The other rabbit is named Walter. This made me sad to hear. Not that his name is Walter, but that hes a rabbit bully. Not nice. We very hesitantly handed over Frank and headed back home. 

Well, since then I have seen Frank a few times hopping around over there in the neighbors yard...along with a couple other bunnies whom I have not yet met. Frank is always far away from the other bunnies. Sigh. 

A few days ago, K is coming home from the bus and she walks to the door....
This time, I run out to get some food.
And a water bottle.
And G visits with Frank for quite some time telling him how much he loves him.
After a night of Frank staying with us on our farm(because we hadnt been able to make contact with the neighbors)...I talk to a friend and she says I can borrow a cage for Frank...something that I can set right in the grass. And she also gave me this huge tub of rabbit food!
Heres Frank in the new cage...I think he likes it.

G always stops in to say hi after school.
But listen. Today we spotted the neighbor out working in his we mosied on over there. He was out on his riding mower. And S walks up and says, so we have your rabbit over on our farm. And he says, oh ya do? I said, yeah....we have Frank. Can we keep him? And he said YES!!!! 


So now, we have 4 llamas, 4 goats, 17 chickens, and one lop eared bunny named Frank. 

This is what makes a farm go round.


Lilla said...

and a partridge in a pear tree!

sounds like all you need to add to your farm would be some cats and dogs...and maybe a couple of donkeys, or horses or turkeys or pigs...

fullfreezer said...

How wonderful that you are able to give him a home with lots of love. Lucky bunny.

Farmer Jen said...

Frank is very cute. Love his lop ears!

Sarah said...

congrats on your new addition. G looks very happy with his new buddy, and I'd wager Frank is happy with his new residance as well. A big bunny kingdom with no bullies! said...

These moments make having a little farm so worthwhile!!

GreyWolf said...

Congrats on the new bunny. Your farm is really expanding. Could I interest you in Guineas?

Vickie said...

I'm surprised Frank gets over to your place without getting caught by a coyote or something! I think Frank needs a lady bunny... said...

Ooooooh! I love Frank's sweet little face. I bet he's so cuddly to hug, too. I'm so happy you rescued him from the bully yard.

Welcome home, Frank - and what an awesome home it is!

Anonymous said...

Frank is adorable! Congrats! I think his whole intention all along was to come over and live with you. He's living a great life now!

Well, looks like all you need to bring into the farm now are a couple of donkeys like your dear friends Danni, Carson and Justina!