Chasing the Rabbit

I got up early.
I have a lot to do.
I made plans in my head when I was sleeping.
So many things on my mind.
Most things just petty.
Most insignificant really, just important to me.
A minor challenge let’s just say, was consuming me.

I want to have things, but there are some things I need first.
Sometimes I have to just learn from experience.
I can only wait so long for others to help me get what is required.
The passion is greater inside me to reach my goal.
Others are not motivated by what I desire, the results I want.

So I’m up early and out to do my daily routine of watering things.
I love it when my day can add up to so many little accomplishments.
I have begun to write lists once again.
I see the fruit in that. Things can’t pile up in my head alone.
That is never good enough, and leads to confusion and frustration.

My newly planted petunias, should have more blossoms by now.
The ones in pots on my deck seem to be doing the best.
Untouched and unreachable by critters may be the difference.
I set up high boards around my garden after seeing some of the damage left by a cute bunny, from last months litter I suppose.
Although, that bunny is so adorable, it unnerves me too much.

I love the taste of sugar snap peas. I’m just getting back into gardening. I usually just plant tomatoes, tend to my raspberries and hope a crop of cucumbers will work out better this year.
I have the time to tend to a garden now, being retired.
It used to be dreadful work only because it was lost to the wildlife that would rob me of the produce I hoped for.
My garden is very tiny compared to most. Even so, time is valuable to me and it is maddening when not much comes of the time you spend to prepare and maintain it.

There it is…that bunny! It is camouflaged very well but I know when it appears in the morning and just before sunset. If it weren’t so cute I might give my husband permission to dispose of it!

I take the hose and my forceful spray of water chases it out of my flower beds. Too many tall and bushy plants are growing in it that offer that bunny shelter. I am only to blame. Things will have to change. (I will have to move my owl ornament and lay down more blood meal.)

I watch that quick smart little cute critter swiftly run from my flower bed directly into my garden through the space in the fencing. What? Oh, no! It jumped easily over my boards I placed around thinking it would stop him/her from the last intrusion. No such luck!
The boards were not high enough.

I add to my list…chicken wire.
I add to my list…visit the farm supply store.
I add to my list….cover the snap peas with plastic.
I add to my list…move the petunias.
I add to my list….thin out the bushy plants.

Most importantly, I really need to prepare better before I plant.
A raised garden bed is sounding like a good option for next year at least. This season is half over. Although it is fenced in, it is not enough. I knew that I would need chicken wire.

Some things we do are not enough. Some things will try our patience.
Some things make me wonder if I am spending too much time worrying or stressing over them. I love a challenge though and this is why I will most likely keep fighting this silly battle and
never give this up. Either the rabbit wins or I do.

We removed a screen on our porch window to win the battle with the squirrels so I could hang our suet feeder and our oriole feeder. Maybe I will have to add some screen to win the battle with the bunny. Stay tuned. I may write about it.

“God blessed them and said to them,’Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'” (Genesis 1:28)

Published by cushn4

I like to write for the pure enjoyment of writing short excerpts about life in general. I would want my writing to bring inspiration or encouragement to the faint-hearted or those looking for some direction, purpose, or meaning. I am searching daily for what it is God wants me to do and who he wants me to become. It is a growing pain for me. We all have something new we can learn and share with others.

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