Baby Bunnies!

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I was raking in the garden last week preparing a plot for corn seeds, when I raked up this nest of bunnies. I actually pulled one out of the nest – which scared me to death, thinking that it was RATS I had unearthed! But when I had collected myself and looked closely, I noticed the distinct bunny ears and the frightening creatures instantly turned into adorable babies (in my mind, anyway). I gently scooped the little stray one up with my shovel and placed it back into the nest.

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I called the children – the ones who hadn’t heard my initial terrified shrieks – and we all oooed and ahhhed over them for awhile. By this time the little one had snuggled back in with his siblings and I covered them back up with the fluff that I had raked off.

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We’ve been checking on them daily, and there appears to be no damage done from my unwelcome invasion. They must be pretty hardy, seeing as how they survived my intrusion and then a few nights later made it through a hailstorm. We haven’t seen the mother yet, but my sister thinks that she probably comes at night to feed them.

I moved my corn plot to the other end of the garden and won’t need this plot for about another month or so (we are planting the corn in stages), so hopefully the bunnies will be grown and out of the garden by then – of course, they will probably be back to visit and nibble a bit!)

For now, we are loving watching them, and they will go along with our Peter Rabbit unit study perfectly! I love it when the Lord blesses our studies with living examples!

Blessings,
Nancy

Our Easter Sampler

Just wanted to share a few pictures with you of our weekend. I took so many pictures, but I promise not to bore you with them all ~ just a sampler of them ~

We spent the first part of the weekend cleaning up the yard and the house ~

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It wasn’t all work and no play ~

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Meanwhile, inside the house, lots of eggs were being boiled and laid out to cool on a towel ~

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Let the dying begin! ~

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The next morning we donned our Easter finery and enjoyed a wonderful service at church. The children sang at the end of the service ~

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We returned home to the wonderful aroma of these cooking ~

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A few items along the center of the table ~

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My mom arrived and added these beautiful ornamental peppers to the setting ~

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The family arrived, each bearing food, and we laid out the table with a lovely array of spring dishes ~

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We enjoyed good food and conversation, and then moved onto dessert ~ strawberry pie on pound cake and lemon cake with jelly beans. We added David’s birthday to our celebration, so 3 candles were added to the cake ~

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He opened some fun presents ~

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Finally, the moment the kids had all been waiting for ~ the annual Easter egg hunts. We had wondered if we would be able to do the hunts this year due to the rainy forecast, but the rain ended early in the morning, so we were able to be outside. It was quite muddy, but we were just glad to be able to get in the hunts – the sun even came out for awhile. We do three hunts usually ~ one for the littles, one for the middles, and one for the oldest kids (teenagers and young adults). Here are just a few of the pictures I took ~

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It was a great day and was enjoyed by all ~

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend, as well!

Blessings,
Nancy