So here's one of his latest creations...the rabbit hutch.
He made the front solid to supply the bunnies with the much needed shade they will need in our hot summers.
Both sides are wire for good ventilation and cross breeze.
I often find the kids laying on the ramp, visiting with the bunny girls. Honestly, I sometimes find them IN the hutch with the bunny girls.
The main door above the ramp swings open for the girls to go in and out as they please, but the left door also opens up for easy cleaning access. The kids like to open both doors so they can visit the bunnies who get pretty snugly when the kids invade their hutch.
Lissy has a natural way with animals that I can very much relate to. She just seems to get them and really enjoys their company. I find her like this a lot....just chit chatting with the bunnies.
I almost forgot to mention that Zac made the rabbit hutch out of our old fence boards! I LOVE repurposing something that would have otherwise been hauled to my mom's burn pile, AND, this hutch hardly cost us anything since we only had to buy the lumber to make the frame, and the wire.
And while we're at it, here's the bunny run. This used to be our kitchen garden. It looks pretty bare because we nicely weeded it for the girls before their arrival. Little did we know they'd probably have preferred us to have LEFT the weeds for them to mow down. In the front right there, is a granny smith apple tree. Just this week we planted two more trees (a nectarine and a pear) in the other corners of the run. The baby trees are so small, I don't think you can even see them in this picture. But they'll grow fast and supply the bunnies with lots of shade in their run. The run does get good shade during the heat of the day from another large tree in our backyard. You can see a small grape vine starting out there on the fence. The bunnies have eaten every lower leaf they can reach, but the grape, which seems to grow an inch a day, doesn't seem to mind the pruning. That fence was an idea I had which my handy husband made into a reality years ago. He cut all the branches from my mom's property while trying to rid her land of Ailanthus trees. Our front yard is fenced the same way and it's one of my favorite things about our house. I love the homemade love that was put into it. :)