It has been a while since I've posted, but I'm a frequent browser. As you can see from my subject line, we have some unwanted residents on our property this year! Up until this winter we had two dogs, who, sadly, passed away of old age. Now we have at least a dozen rabbits living in our clearing in the woods. My flower gardens seem ok so far - minimal damage (crossing fingers!). The worst occurrence thus far was that they girdled an unprotected apple tree, and thanks to Google I know it will die eventually as a result. Tonight I was out admiring my fenced veggie garden, and who should I see but an adorable little bunny hopping towards my chard. Ugh. We fenced the veggie area for deer when we bought the property, but I didn't realize that rabbits would be an issue at the time, so there are several openings at the ground level. I'll patch those as well as I can in the morning. What else can/should I do? I am super frustrated! I have a 1 year old baby and a 4 year old son, so gardening at all is a huge feat of persistence. I usually do it after bedtime until it is too dark to see... so of course I am beside myself to think that my efforts could be destroyed by some bunnies. So, I guess my question is this - have you dealt with rabbits? Am I really in for it? How bad is this problem, and what can I do? My gardening friends have advised me to get a dog or a cat, but with two kids, goats, a horse, and acreage I feel like I have enough to take care of for now :). That would be my last choice. Thanks in advance!