I just cannot stand to have a bare spot in my garden. I'm controlling myself and not planting in the bed I'm using for trench composting, but yesterday afternoon I kept looking at the box I'd built for next years salad greens and I just couldn't stand it any longer. I grabbed the two packets of seeds I had leftover from my failed attempt at growing bunny greens in a pot in Arizona last winter, and headed for the garden. I combined the two packets, "Mesclun Spicy Mix" and "Mesclun Gourmet Greens", and scattered the seeds over the entire bed. I tamped them down with the rake, and will let them grow wherever they wish....or not, whichever is the case. If they grow, I can transplant the thinnings over in the ski-bean-pole garden, where they might benefit from a bit of shade.
Our house rabbit, Cookie, is (shall we say) spoiled. We make do with the cheap heads of iceberg, romaine and leaf lettuces from the market, while Cookie is given the "Spring Mix" at around three-bucks for a 5-ounce bag. It almost pays to drive all the way to Costco, where I can get the same thing in a one-pound container for about the same price. If I can manage to grow more of his food, it would be a huge savings.
We've had Cookie, a Netherland Dwarf, for over six years now. He'll be 7-years old in October. He's always roamed freely through our homes, until we bought the puppies this past April. Now a baby gate confines him to one room, unless we are right there to monitor his safety. I think he's finally getting used to the dogs, though. And they don't show quite as much interest in chasing him any more. When they do chase, it's more in fun than going after prey. I really think Cookie lives to antagonize them!