April 10, 2010

Rabbit Food

Those of you Out West might recognize this humble little plant, Claytonia perfoliata (above). I always knew it as "Miner's Lettuce", and refered to it as such in my childhood 4-H presentation, "Wild Greens for Your Bunny".  Well, this stuff (as well as some other "weeds" included in that presentation, come to think of it) goes for a pretty penny here in Vermont (below left). But it's a small price to pay for fresh greens in our little burrito-like wrap thingys (below right). Which were amazing.

A totally different type of rabbit food came via the post this week. I had been feeling extremely nostalgic for some chocolate malt egg candies, even going so far as to cave in and buy some malt balls from the bulk section (which it turns out are not the same). Luckily, the Easter Bunny sent these just in time (below).

And of course the tissue paper packaging looked great with those amaryllis (below).

Thanks, E. B. !


  1. Is that green house grown? I was just noticing a nice little patch of Miner's Lettuce growing around the address sign at the neighbor's house down the street.

  2. Yes, I think it must be under some cover. I don't think you could get $12.99/lb for the stuff if it were just growing about under address signs. Speaking of which, do you plan to harvest any for yourself? It might be a nice additional to the orange juice and meat-wheat toast regimen . . .

  3. I am leery of the Miner's Lettuce by the address sign because of all the free range dogs around here ;-)