Chitter snapped this picture out her bedroom window. Mr. Cottontail stayed there for so long-prancing back and forth-that we decided he must have been posing for her.
I tried to remember all the rabbit folklore I knew to share with you, but only 2 things came to mind: the obvious- lucky rabbit foot; and you shouldn’t kill rabbits to eat until after the first few heavy frosts in fall to make sure any wolves (parasites) on the rabbit are gone.
I checked with Frank C. Brown to see if he had any good ones to add:
- A rabbit cannot be trapped in a new box trap-you must use old boards to make the box
- If a rabbit being chased by dogs stops and licks his paws-the dogs will never find him (I know a beagle down the hill who would disagree with this one)
- Seeing a rabbit while fishing is bad luck
- On the first day of the month say Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit and you’ll get a present before you know it (I hope all of you will be saying Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit with me this Friday-July 1)
Last summer the rabbits ate my sugar snap peas before they could even get big enough to bloom-this year-they’ve totally turned their noses up at them. I mean they haven’t even nibbled on the peas-weird uh?
As more people are trying their hand at sustainable living, raising rabbits for meat is becoming popular. In fact the backyard rabbit is giving the backyard chicken a run for its money.