Earlier this spring, when I was out in the alpaca shed doing my chores, a mound of straw I had just stepped on began squeaking and squealing at me. Greatly mystified, I dug into the loose straw and found a snug little nest buried deep down in a warm place. A nest of little wild bunnies!
They were so snug and warm all cozied together with their mother’s soft fur lining the nest. And quite perturbed that I was interrupting their snooze.
What an amazing little being; so soft and warm, so alive and perfectly formed.
He looks quite tame and drowsy in this picture, but I had to be careful as they would be quick to spring away from me. I had to scurry after them and return them to the safety of their nest.
Awe, Penny makes a good gentle little mother.
In other newborn news, I found a robin’s nest on the antique threshing machine.
With a perfect little ledge where Penny could perch and gaze into the smooth round interior and count the pretty blue eggs. The robins here have fledged by now. I enjoy finding the egg shells around the farm where the mother birds carry them off and drop them elsewhere so no one can trace where they came from. Robins are such a friendly bird to have around the home. I like to hear their conversational “chuck, chuck, chuck” and other songs.
All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia! Alleluia! Thou burning sun with golden beam, Thou silver moon with softer gleam! O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! …Let all things their Creator bless, And worship Him in humbleness. O praise Him, Alleluia! Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son, And praise the Spirit, Three in One! O praise Him, O praise Him, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! — St. Francis of Assisi 1182-1226