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At my wit's end

bunny I'm just back from vacation, and I'm already pulling my hair out. And no, it's not even because of the endless Michael Jackson coverage. It's about something a little closer to home. It's the ongoing war with rabbits happening in my yard. Right before I left on vacation, rabbits chewed through the plastic fence surrounding my vegetable garden. This is the same fence that I had used in other years, and this never happened before. It appears the critters are getting more violent. So I redid the fence, patched the hole, and created what I thought was an impenetrable fortress. Not so much. Last night Mike and I went out to give the veggies some water, when I noticed that there were a bunch of rabbits surrounding the fence, holding what appeared to be some kind of vigil. (Maybe they thought that's where MJ's memorial was being held.) Then I looked closer and saw another bunny INSIDE THE FENCE! You got it, another hole had been gnawed through the fence, and he was happily munching on my snap pea plants. I scared the rabbit out..eventually..after it ran around for a while before it remembered where the escape hatch was. Then I pulled out the rest of the peas and said screw it. I don't know how well my pepper plants or tomatoes will fare. But I have a feeling that I'm going to be making quite a few trips to the farmers market later this summer.

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