Now that the garden is almost harvested and they really can’t do any harm, I let the angora bunnies romp around inside the fenced area. It must be bunny’s best time ever!
The garden is 24 ft by 36 ft with a two foot tall lattice fence that sets up on a berm around the edge. A perfect place to let bunnies get some exercise. Today, three of my does, Gem, Citrine and Alabaster are enjoying the freedom. Alabaster snuffled around in the dirt and got her nose all messy.
These rabbits are pretty excited about having so much room to run and so many places to explore. They barely stop to nibble grass, dandelions and other stray weeds, or even the left-over carrot tops that dropped here and there. Too much to explore, no time for eating! Citrine decided to try digging a hole, there is so much dirt, it’s hard to resist scrabbling in it.
The dirt is also cool and a lovely place to stretch out a belly. Gem has been hunting around under the Jerusalem artichokes and picked up a bunch of dried leaves on her coat. Plenty of work for me to groom the bunnies out after their fun.
The angora rabbits can’t run for long distances, they get overheated. In the garden they take time to just relax and enjoy a place with no wire walls or floor.
All the rabbits have had a chance to run in the garden. A couple days ago, my old buck, Jasper, who is nine, visited with my granddaughter Lia while I pulled the carrots.