Kiss of death :(

I could use sage advice from my wise friends. Plants in Raj Farm seem to be afflicted by kiss of death 😦 Yeah, those pesky rabbits are it again and they seem to have upped their game. This morning as I was looking out at my beloved plants I saw a rabbit chomping merrily one of my flowering plants. Earlier they used to run away on sighting me. Now they have grown more brazen in their ways. As I opened the door to get closer to the victim plant the rabbit took its own sweet time enjoying its meal and after what seemed an eternity bit off a branch and ran away. And they have grown smarter too. They refuse to take a nibble at the peppers. I have a tried a few times to goad them into having a go at the peppers by calling them wimp or sweet talk them to have a bite of the peppers but I guess I have to admit they are smarter than me πŸ˜€ To add insult to injury the rabbits have turned my family against me 😦 Wife finds them cute and son finds the sight of them running around, taking a bite here and taking a bite there, funny. This morning son burst out laughing looking at the rabbit having a jolly good time with my plants. I asked him why he didn’t support me. He explained rabbits are his friends and their relationship is based on mutual respect. I respect that. Where there was promise of full grown plants I see stumps. And where there were green stumps I see look of despair. The rose plants are the worst sufferers as the rabbits show no mercy and I see dry twigs where the promise of a colorful future seemed bright.

I could put a protective barrier around the plants. For years Raj Farm has been a mecca for cage free plants and it has been a source of pride (It’s more like 2 years actually but we live in an age where “truthful exaggeration” qualifies as truth so 2 is good enough to suggest many πŸ˜€ ). Left to thinking it would be better if the rabbits displayed even more smarts to ensure their food supply by leaving enough on the plants to let them grow. It will help make my summers a bit more enjoyable when I talk to the plants πŸ™‚

Author: Rajaram 'Raj' Gopalan

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