I am almost certain I am the only person you know who not only HAS rabbit photos from 1964, but who can also find them in less than five minutes. Lol Gary has been telling me about the rabbits that greet him when he comes home late at night, but yesterday at about 8pm I finally saw one. My first bunny sighting of the spring! I can’t wait to see them in the daylight and take photos.
I’ve always loved rabbits and we’ve always had them around. My father raised them for meat and for sale for years. I know, I know. Rabbit meat is not my favorite either. The French sing the praises of rabbit meat, and though we have French ancestors, I guess I don’t have enough French blood to appreciate that particular delicacy. But I have to confess to eating it many times. When you are poor and it is on the table you don’t question.
When I was in the seventh grade I used rabbits for my science fair project. I don’t remember the premise but it had something to do with rabbit production and feed. Hence the rabbit photos from 1964. I took photos of some of the parents and I also a few grainy photos of babies, which I obtained by gently lifting the lid off the nest box and taking a quick shot before the mom protested. I had one of those little Brownie cameras with the viewer in the top. It had a built-in flash that was so bright I’m surprised many of the bunnies didn’t go blind that spring!
I was able to take some wonderful rabbit photos last year! The rabbits became accustomed to my presence in the yard and let me get within a few feet of them. One followed me on my morning walks. Several invaded the garden each evening. I’m hoping to see “Jack” the one with the torn ear again this year.
Yes, I’m strange. I’ve never denied it.
Have a great day!