Mr. McGregor’s Garden Has Some Competition…

My friend Carrie came over our first weekend home dropping off a blessing of food and she walked out to the garden with us. 

The garden came into fruition while we were away in China! She was graciously admiring our new fence that Blake put in for me this spring and asked if it was able to keep the bunnies out.   I told her that I figured bunnies could manage to get in through the squares of the fencing, but we certainly hadn’t seen any signs of bunnies this spring.

Later that evening, the kids and I were out piddling in the garden (trying to make myself stay awake a little longer to fight the jet lag; Blake was doing the same as he was mowing) and as I leaned in to pick some lettuce I found something….

IMG_1414Let me pause and say that I might should have had my suspicions when I saw this taking place….

IMG_1349These pups were intently watching my every move as each of us opened and closed the gate trying to get their little paws in.

Now see if you can zoom in and figure out what this is.

IMG_1413Yes, it’s a bunny nest!  The kids came running as I was squealing and saying, “I see 5 leetle bunnies.” I don’t know  why I started speaking like Mr. McGregor, it just came out.   

I mean I love bunnies and have no intention of doing whatever it is that Mr. McGregor thought he would do to them.   

Anyway, not only do I now see bunnies in our garden,- but we’re practically raising bunnies right in our  lettuce patch.

A favorite family crop- sugar snap peas !
Caleb helps this garden look like a palace with the way he keeps it mowed.
We’re thrilled that Theodore loves the great outdoors as much we all do.


Mr. McGregor didn’t have anything on us– and mainly by that I mean a garden full of children enjoying God’s creation and the bounty of our little garden.

Luke 12:27

Consider how the lilies grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith!…

3 thoughts on “Mr. McGregor’s Garden Has Some Competition…

  1. Consider the Lilies – my favorite! We named our Lily after that verse when I was worrying about “what we have done”. I got in another worrying slump last night. Please pray for me. I want to have peace everyday, like I usually do.

    Love this update – your garden rocks!!!!! Love seeing the dirty feet!!!!!


  2. You guys are living the life! Oh I miss it and am so glad my parents gave us such a gift of growing up in the country with dirt and bare feet and sunsets and the magic of finding baby animals outside. Can’t believe you thought of Peter Rabbit. I’ve been working on framing several illustrations from that story for our baby’s room! 🙂


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