Ok, I know some people won’t like this because bunnies are sweet adorable little creatures but not when one is trying to run a business and they are eating the product or digging in the garden. A couple of days ago I found a baby bunny cowering in a corner. The cat sniffed it and walked away, he obviously had more important things on his mind. So I scooped it up and put it in a bucket. The next morning there were 2 dead ones in the sales area. George had done his duty overnight. Later that morning as I was passing the compost bins I saw a movement at the bottom. Another rabbit. George was called but again he wasn’t interested (perhaps he only does the catching at night). Fortunately Philip was around and between us we caught 4 in the compost bin. We thought that was it but the next morning there was another dead one by the cafe building, and yet another in the same compost bin. So we now think we’ve caught that particular litter. 9 little critters that won’t be destroying our plants and garden.

I sometimes wander who in their right minds would run such a business. We started in 1998 and over the years we’ve had foot and mouth disease in the area which made everything go very quiet, the road was closed for repairs for a few weeks, there have been floods and excessive heat, and there has also been a fuel tanker drivers strike. Now we are faced with a recession, a drought, another tanker drivers strike and last but not least destruction by rabbits.

As a long time self employed person I know that basically I’m very lucky and also probably unemployable, I just wish that sometimes I had more control over things like the weather and other difficulties.

2 thoughts on “Rabbits

  • April 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    You are doing a grand job!

  • April 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You’re obviously feeding George too much! Our cats eat the whole rabbit, the one that catches it eats the top half then the other finishes it off. The stomach they leave on the floor for me!


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