Now that I've outlined my rules of engagement for the rabbit wars here at May Dreams Gardens, it is time to review what I expect from the rabbits.
Would the garden fairies please pass these rules along to the rabbits?
Rule no. 1 - No eating from the vegetable garden!
Rule no. 2 - If you must eat from the vegetable garden, then only eat weeds. There is plenty of henbit now and later this summer, you can eat the purslane.
Rule no. 3 - If you bite off the stem of a flower, don't leave it laying around for me to find it. Eat the evidence!
Rule no. 4 - Absolutely no having baby bunnies in the lettuce patch.
Rule no. 5 - Do your doo-dy business in the grass.
Rule no. 6 - You may eat as much grass as you'd like, just eat it evenly and not all in one spot.
Rule no. 7 - No parties. Only one rabbit allowed in the garden at a time.
Rule no. 8 - Eat the food in the trap and when the doors slam shut, remain calm and wait for me to come and take you to a better place. (A better place will not be someone's garden. It will be a big field or park.)
Rule no. 9 - Do not return to May Dreams Gardens should you happen to be relocated.
Rule no. 10 - Follow all the rules!
Seems reasonable to expect an animal with big ears and big hind feet to follow these rules, don't you think?
If they don't, I reserve the right to alter my own rules of engagement accordingly.