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Happy Easter

bunnies It's that time of year when male rabbits fight other males for the privilege of mating with a female.

The female often turns the male down a few times before she gives in, making the process look a bit crazy and out of character for the normally quiet and reserved bunnies.

This is where the phrase "mad as a March hare" comes from, which might explain why some chocolate bunnies will arrive with an ear missing, or maybe one of the parents got hungry while building a few Easter baskets.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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