Monday, April 23, 2012

What to Do With the Weeds

Yesterday late afternoon, I pruned the rose bush.
The rains we fortunately have been having weighed them down to the breaking point.
They were lying all over the patio and looked a mess.

It was such a lovely evening, Smarty Girl and I stayed outside till the sun went down.
We sat and smelled the roses.  Literally.

As we sat and smelled, she wondered, "Can Buns eat rose petals and leaves?"
She brought out her computer and in the fading sunlight, began researching. 

Yes, rabbits can eat roses.  
She found that a lot of our huge weeds are also edible for rabbits.  
So, she went harvesting.
She brought in white clover, thistle, dandelion.... just to name a few,
and laid the smorgasbord at Buns feet.

Buns gobbled those weeds like he had been starved for weeks.

This new type of weed control is motivational.  I was inspired!  

So after we brought Smarty Girl back to campus, you know what I did this morning?
I went harvesting.
Bon Appetit, Buns.  

Hoping his appetite
remains voracious 
Whippoorwill Road,


  1. that is too cute! big, fat, happy rabbit!

  2. Buns is so sweet. I have two bunnies & feed the weeds from the gardens to. Blessings!

  3. Hi. I wanted to return the blog visit and thank you for leaving a comment on mine. Your garden looks gorgeous, BTW. Mine is a weedy disgrace, but then I have way too many beds! Love the Buns pictures. I used to have rabbits and really enjoyed them. I do the same kind of weed control but with my goats! They can consume wheelbarrow loads and beg for more. Isn't it great that what we want to get rid of, our critters want to eat!