After years of neglect I am finally able to work in my gardens again. It's just a little at a time and takes me way longer than I think it should but I am doing it! So, I've spent the past several days digging trees and weeds out of my tiny fenced garden. The past couple nights I closed the little "gate" to keep critters out. Yesterday I was digging again and saw a clump of furry dried grass. Gently and carefully I pulled the grass and fur back a little bit to reveal a nest of baby bunnies! Their eyes are newly opened and they weren't very energetic, probably due to me fencing mama out the night before. I think, "oh crap, I killed them"! I went on to dig weeds from an area not so close to their front door. When I was done for the day I left the gate open so mama could feed them. This morning they were alive and a little squirmy but sleeping with full bellies. I know from previous experience that mama will not eat close to her nest but the babies will devour everything in a 20 foot radius. There wasn't much there that rabbits eat anyway. I'll just have to leave the gate open until they grow up. I have to get some step in fence posts and put chicken wire around any crops I plant. A couple days before I found the nest I dumped a bucket full of nasty fermented coffee grounds in one section of that garden. That stench will keep any predators away from the nest. It still smells there.