Thursday, July 3, 2014

End of an Era

Cousin Joseph raised rabbits for many, many years. Since his death the cages have sat empty a bit of a sad reminder of his absence. Two banks nestled under large shade trees, one with 18 cages and the other with 10 larger compartments. Substantially built, the top panels plus the floor, back and two sides were cement and the doors were heavy steel mesh. 

 Think Tinker-Toys, modular units that interlock. The structures were stable and well covered to protect the animals from any weather. Joseph tended to them faithfully.

A favorite cousin opted to take one set one to her nearby dairy farm. She and her son drove over one afternoon and within an hour they had dismantled and loaded the sections into their small truck.

A few days later an American ex-pat friend arrived with her neighbor ready to take the second bank of cages home.

We have decided to reclaim this large shady area for a garden. After several decades of housing rabbits it is certain to be fertile! Stay tuned to see what happens next.

And if you have thanks for reading.

Au revior.

No comments:

Post a Comment