Friday, April 23, 2010

Peter the Rabbit Munching Garden Greens

I am enjoying wedding festivities with my daughter. Please know I will be back visiting as soon as I am able to but thought Peter could entertain you with his munching on turnip greens from the vegetable garden. Watch those greens disappear like magic. At least someone enjoys these greens....

in the garden...

Note: Though Peter looks like a wild rabbit he has been a family pet for nearly three years now thanks to a fellow freecycler (Judy). He is one of the two fertilizer rabbits who reside here at Tiger Gardens. He is tame and large and is very welcomed to partake of the greens:)


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  1. Aaahhhh, Wedding preparations and festivities, may they be filled with joy, and may everything go smoothly.

    Peter sure looks like he is enjoying his greens.

    Hugs to you and your daughter.


  2. I will think of you this weekend Tina. Takes me back to November..sigh... It was fun, but sure glad it's over! :) Enjoy yourself! Can't wait to see pictures.
    And say hello to Peter Rabbit for me. I love bunnies!!!

  3. Peter is adorable! Have fun with the wedding. Carla

  4. Adorable and free fertilizer is perfect! Have fun at the wedding~~gail

  5. Awwww, Peter's so adorable! Have a great time at the wedding.

  6. We just couldn't be there :(, Give my love to Liz.

  7. Have a great weekend! I hope the weather doesn't effect anything.

  8. What a cutie! It's nice to see a rabbit that is appreciated:) We had a pet rabbit years ago--actually he was my daughter's--so I do have a soft spot for them. But I still point them out to Sophie whenever I see one coming to close to my garden. Fortunately, even though she's pretty fast, they can out-hop her:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Good Morning everyone! A beautiful day in GA but calling for storms tomorrow so I guess you could say this is the calm before the storm....

    Peter can devour greens so quickly, I can only imagine what he would do if you let him loose in the garden! Ha, no chance of that with your other fur babies on patrol….

    Have a great weekend with your family and I hope the weather holds out for a beautiful wedding ceremony! Congrats to Liz and hubby to be!!! Have fun…

  10. He's a very efficient little eating machine. Those jaws just keep grinding. I've heard rabbit manure makes great fertilizer.

    We used to have rabbits when we were kids.

  11. Hope you enjoy yourself at your daughter's reception. Glad to know that Peter Rabbit is a pet and not the pesky wild type that destroys our gardens. :)

  12. MAY U BE BLESSED WITH ALL THE HAPPINESS OF THIS WORLD...... & lots of wishes to your daughter..... Hugs))))


  13. I hope for a very lovely day for all the festivities. May the happy couple have yrs. of bliss.
    Mr. Bunnie sure is a cutie. We use to have one when we were kids. They sure are a lot of fun.

  14. I love how a rabbit's nose wiggles!

    Have a great wedding weekend.

  15. Peter is just adorable (as kids we each had our own pet rabbit). He's like a green eating machine, so cute.
    Good luck with the wedding preparataions - hope all goes very smoothly for you. Tell the young couple Congratulations and many years of happiness we wish for them.

  16. Cute bunny -and best wishes for a great wedding day!
    Lola, I think I might get that rain I need for my swingset anchors to go in -probably tonight and tomorrow. Have a super weekend everyone! Ciao!

  17. All the best for the wedding!

    Love the video of your pet rabbit.

    I had a HUGE white rabbit when I was a teenager. I kept him in the house for awhile (yes, they can be litter box trained), but he got so big, my dad had to build him a rabbit hutch outside. He played with the dogs and cats, too. When our Boxer had puppies, the rabbit had a great time with them.

  18. Anonymous, that's great. I hope you get the rain so it will be easier to get the set anchored.
    Hope all had a very prosperous day.
    Hey Skeeter, got any rain yet? We sure could use some here.

  19. He sure is a fast eater! I went back to read your other post about when you got him. I'm trying to figure out how we can use Cookies droppings in our compost. Do you just dump the shavings and all in the compost?

    Hope you're having a great time with your family!!

  20. He sure can gobble down the greens.
    Now Tina and I are off to have our hair done and then to the wedding!

  21. Looks like a happy guy! Enjoy the wedding - wishing them many years of happiness together!!

  22. Have fun, Tina! My hearty Congratulations to your daughter on finding the piece of puzzle that would complete her life.
    Oh, Peter's sweet! I never knew rabbits can be tamed. I've heard from some of my friends that rabbits have short term memory and they forget their owners after sometime. Is that true?

  23. Back from the wedding. Everyone had a great time and it was a wonderful wedding. Thanks so much for all of your good wishes for my daughter and new son-in-law!

    Chandramouli, I don't think the bunnies forget us. They never bite and sure know when humans (us or others) are around because they go bezerk trying to get us to feed them. You'd think they were never fed and that is not true at all. These bunnies are the domesticated kind and not wild. I'm not sure if you can tame wild bunnies but the two are different.

  24. Yes, Tina, I've thought about filling my strip with hellebores or brunneras. The trouble is, it's already full with five or six healthy hostas, and I can't stand to just toss them out! But they're booorrrring. *whine* LOL

  25. Hi Tina,
    Glad you are back. I'm glad everything went well. Now you can breath a little easier. lol
    Back to the garden. I found a small {but expensive} Loropetalum 'Ruby'. Yippee. I just had to have at least one. Maybe I can propagate some from it. I love Witch Hazel so this is my Witch Hazel as the two are related. I love the blooms that it has.

  26. Great Lola on the lorepetulum. It is such a pretty shrub and you are right, it is related to witch hazel but will look better (the color shows up nicer I think:).

  27. Happy to hear that the wedding went smoothly!

    Peter is a real cutie! I think wild rabbits probably could be tamed. There are some adult rabbits around here that get so used to us, I have to be careful not to step on them!