Our new “Rabbitat” is coming together.  That’s the name we’ve chosen for the rabbit yard we are building.  We still have a lot to do before calling it “finished,” but it is progressing.  This week, I got the perimeter fencing up.  We wanted something that would blend into the landscape, keep rabbits out, and be easy for JR to get in and out of.  S found 2 foot tall rabbit-fence, designed to keep rabbits out of gardens.  We figured we’d try it.

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You can barely see it in the photo.  If you look closely (toward the bottom center of the photo), the bottom foot of the fence has small 1 inch mesh, perfect for keeping the young, weaned kits in.  The upper portion is just a deterrent to the bigger rabbits.  Could they jump it?  They probably could, but I think it is highly unlikely.  We stretched this wire out for 30 foot sides, and a 30 foot center dividing wall between the two yards, and each yard is 15 foot wide.  Although it currently has T-posts, which can see in the photo, that is temporary.  Eventually, we will either replace those with something shorter or cut them off at the 2 foot height.  We just want to make sure this fence will work first.  The height meant we didn’t have to create a gate.  It is tall enough to keep really little kiddos out, but short enough that JR and adults can easily step right over.

The bunnies love it.  JR has already taken a few out to exercise, and they romped, dug in the dirt, ran around, and literally leapt for joy.  They loved being out!  Since the yard isn’t yet rabbit-tight, they can only play while supervised.  When JR tries to catch the normally-easy-to-catch bunnies, they aren’t so thrilled about it!  They would much rather stay out and play!  In time.

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