Day Twelve Baby Bunnies

Woot!  The first baby out of the nest!

First baby out of the nest - 12 days old
First baby out of the nest – 12 days old

A little black one out looking for mum.  He slid out from under the nest box on one of the side slots, walked over to mum and snuggled under for a drink.  Mum bun was busy chowing on the treat mix so she wasn’t paying attention to baby.

12 day old little bunny noses in nest, almost starting to open their eyes
Day 12, starting to see eyes opening

There are the beginnings of eyeballs opening up and they’re staying on top of the nest wool now somewhat.  They still burrow in, but they’ve got their noses out most of the time now.  They can kinda walk around although they still walk like a drunken sailor.

First weeding of the garden

With a raised bed garden, it’s easy enough to pick out the weeds when they’re still very small.

raised bed garden with lettuces half grown
Three and a half weeks since seeding

The tomato has flowers starting on it, although that wasn’t started from seed in the garden but was put in as a seedling.  The beets are doing well, three of the five types of lettuce are thriving with the other two AWOL.  The beans are doing well, at least, the ones that sprouted pointing up.  That one that was curled down into the soil never got itself straightened up.  It will probably be time to thin the lettuces pretty soon, I’m sure the bunnies will help with getting rid of the ones thinned out.

garden sprouting
three and a half weeks

Joey’s tomato is being covered by Good Mother Stallard beans.  There’s one Hanby’s watermelon in front of the beans.  Some all green sugar beets in the back on the right, some other beets with the red stem in front, some carrots and the lightest color of lettuce.  Pretty fast for three and a half weeks, I think?  No fertilizer, just bunny manure.